20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[a]?

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:20 Some early manuscripts dead

24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

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26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

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But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptising, he said to them: ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

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30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him.

Dispute over whose children Jesus’ opponents are

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.

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