20 But are you willing to recognize, (A)you foolish fellow, that (B)faith without works is useless? 21 (C)Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that (D)faith was working with his works, and [a]as a result of the (E)works, faith was [b]perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “(F)And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called (G)the friend of God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:22 Or by the deeds
  2. James 2:22 Or completed

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