James 2:21
Good News Translation
How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar.

Contemporary English Version
Well, our ancestor Abraham pleased God by putting his son Isaac on the altar to sacrifice him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar?

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Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Abraham.

Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the borders of Mesopotamia: and brought him into the land of Chanaan: and I multiplied his seed,

Isaiah 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Luke 1:73 The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us.

Luke 16:24,30 And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. . . .

John 8:39,53 They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham. . . .

Acts 7:2 Who said: Ye men, brethren and fathers, hear. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charan.

Romans 4:1,12,16 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh? . . .

justified.

James 2:18,24 But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith. . . .

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.

Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Matthew 25:31-40 And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. . . .

Romans 3:20 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.

when.

Genesis 22:9-12,16-18 And they came to the place which God had shewn him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it; and when he had bound Isaac his son, he laid him on the altar upon the pile of wood. . . .

Context
Faith and Works
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? 22Seest thou that faith did cooperate with his works and by works faith was made perfect?…
Cross References
Genesis 22:9
And they came to the place which God had shewn him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it; and when he had bound Isaac his son, he laid him on the altar upon the pile of wood.

Genesis 22:10
And he put forth his hand, and took the sword, to sacrifice his son.

Genesis 22:12
And he said to him: Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake.

Hebrews 11:17
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Additional Translations
Was not our father Abraham justified by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, having offered his son Isaac upon the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son on the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Was it, or was it not, because of his actions that he was declared to be righteous as the result of his having offered up his son Isaac upon the altar?

Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

Abraham our father -- was not he declared righteous out of works, having brought up Isaac his son upon the altar?
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