James 2:20
Good News Translation
You fool! Do you want to be shown that faith without actions is useless?

Contemporary English Version
Does some stupid person want proof that faith without deeds is useless?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

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But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

O vain.

James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Job 11:11,12 For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it? . . .

Psalm 94:8-11 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last. . . .

Proverbs 12:11 He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus saith the Lord: What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened.

1 Corinthians 15:35,36 But some man will say: How do the dead rise again? Or with what manner of body shall they come? . . .

Galatians 6:3 For if any man think himself to be some thing, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ.

1 Timothy 1:6 From which things some, going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling:

Titus 1:10 For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision.

that.

James 2:14 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him?

Context
Faith and Works
19Thou believest that there is one God. Thou dost well: the devils also believe and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar?…
Cross References
Romans 3:28
For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law.

Romans 9:20
O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus?

1 Corinthians 15:36
Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first.

Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity.

James 2:17
So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

James 2:26
For even as the body without the spirit is dead: so also faith without works is dead.

Additional Translations
O foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is worthless?

But do you want to come to know, O foolish man, that faith apart from works is worthless?

But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

But, idle boaster, are you willing to be taught how it is that faith apart from obedience is worthless? Take the case of Abraham our forefather.

But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?

And dost thou wish to know, O vain man, that the faith apart from the works is dead?
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