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James 2:14-17 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

14 My brethren, what shall it profit, if any man say that he hath faith, but he hath not works? whether faith shall be able to save him?

15 And if a brother or sister be naked, and have need of each day's livelode [of each day's lifelode],

16 and if any of you say to them, Go ye in peace [Go in peace], be ye made hot, and be ye filled; but if ye give not to them those things that be necessary to the body, what shall it profit?

17 So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself.

James 2:14-17 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

14 What avails it, my brethren, though a person say he has faith, when he has no deeds? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or a sister is without proper clothing, or destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, Depart in peace; may God send you warmth and food – and notwithstanding, you do not give them those things that are needful to the body, what help is it? 17 Even so faith, if it has no deeds, is dead in itself.

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James 2:14-17 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 [a]What availeth it my brethren, though a man saith, he hath faith, when he hath no works? can that faith save him?

15 [b]For if a brother or a sister be naked and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace: warm yourselves, and fill your bellies, notwithstanding ye give them not those things, which are needful to the body, what helpeth it?

17 Even so the faith, if it have no works, is dead in itself.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:14 The fifth place which hangeth very well with the former treatise, touching a true and lively faith. And the proposition of this place is this: faith which bringeth not forth works, is not that faith whereby we are justified, but an image of faith: or else this, they are not justified by faith, which show not the effects of faith.
  2. James 2:15 The first reason taken of a similitude: If a man say to one that is hungry, Fill thy belly, and yet giveth him nothing, this shall not be true charity: so if a man say he believeth, and bringeth forth no works of his faith, this shall not be a true faith, but a certain dead thing set out with the name of faith, whereof no man hath to brag, unless he will openly incur reprehension, seeing that the cause is understood by the effects.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 2:14-17 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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