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21 Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?(A) 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and by works faith was brought to completion.(B) 23 Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,”[a] and he was called the friend of God.(C) 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers[b] and sent them out by another road?(D) 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.

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  1. 2.23 Or justice
  2. 2.25 Other ancient authorities read spies