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James 2:21-26 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

21 Whether Abraham, our father, was not justified of works [Abraham, our father, whether he was not justified of works], offering Isaac, his son, on the altar?

22 Therefore thou seest, that faith wrought with his works, and his faith was filled of works [and his faith was fulfilled of works].

23 And the scripture was filled, saying, Abraham believed to God, and it was areckoned to him to rightwiseness[a], and he was called the friend of God.

24 Ye see that a man is justified of works, and not of faith only.

25 In like manner, whether also Rahab, the whore, was not justified of works, and received the messengers, and sent them out by another way?

26 For as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:23 And the scripture is fulfilled, saying, Abraham believed to God, and it was reckoned to him to rightwiseness

James 2:21-26 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

21 Was not Abraham our father justified through works when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 You see that faith operated with his deeds, and through the deeds, the faith was made perfect. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God.  24 You see then how by deeds a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also, was not Rahab the harlot justified through works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without deeds is dead.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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James 2:21-26 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

21 Was not Abraham our father [a]justified through works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou not that the faith [b]wrought with his works? and through the works was the faith made [c]perfect.

23 And the Scripture was [d]fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God.

24 [e]Ye see then how that of works a man is [f]justified, and not of [g]faith only.

25 [h]Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified through works, when she had received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

26 [i]For as the body without the spirit is dead, even so the faith without works is dead.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:21 Was he not by his works known and found to be justified? for he speaketh not here of the causes of justification, but by what effects we may know that a man is justified.
  2. James 2:22 Was effectual and fruitful with good works.
  3. James 2:22 That the faith was declared to be a true faith, and that by works.
  4. James 2:23 Then was the Scripture fulfilled, when it appeared plainly, how truly it was written of Abraham.
  5. James 2:24 The conclusion: he is only justified that hath that faith which hath works following it.
  6. James 2:24 Is proved to be just.
  7. James 2:24 Of that dead and fruitless faith which you boast of.
  8. James 2:25 A fourth reason taken from a like example of Rahab the harlot, who also proved by her works that she was justified by a true faith.
  9. James 2:26 The conclusion repeated again: faith which bringeth not forth fruits and works, is not faith, but a dead carcass.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 2:21-26 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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