Main point summary
Faith without works is dead. Faith is seen by works.
What good is it, my brothers,
if someone says he has faith
o but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
p If a brother or sister is poorly clothed
and lacking in daily food,
q and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace, be warmed and filled,”
without giving them the things needed for the body,
what good 1 is that?
So also faith by itself,
if it does not have works,
But someone will say,
“You have faith
and I have works.”
Show me your faith
r apart from your works,
and I will show you my faith
s by my works.
t You believe that God is one;
you do well.
Even u the demons believe—
Do you want to be shown,
you foolish person,
that faith apart from works
v Was not Abraham our father justified by works
when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?
You see that w faith was active along with his works,
and faith was completed x by his works;
and the Scripture was fulfilled that says,
y “Abraham believed God,
and it was counted to him as righteousness”—
and he was called a z friend of God.
You see that a person is justified by works
and not by faith alone.
And in the same way was not also a Rahab the prostitute justified by works
b when she received the messengers
and sent them out by another way?
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead,
so also faith apart from works is dead.