New International Version
But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
King James Bible
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Darby Bible Translation
But some one will say, *Thou* hast faith and *I* have works. Shew me thy faith without works, and *I* from my works will shew thee my faith.
World English Bible
Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
Young's Literal Translation
But say may some one, Thou hast faith, and I have works, shew me thy faith out of thy works, and I will shew thee out of my works my faith:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Show me thy faith without thy works - Your pretending to have faith, while you have no works of charity or mercy, is utterly vain: for as faith, which is a principle in the mind, cannot be discerned but by the effects, that is, good works; he who has no good works has, presumptively, no faith.
I will show thee my faith by my works - My works of charity and mercy will show that I have faith; and that it is the living tree, whose root is love to God and man, and whose fruit is the good works here contended for.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
without thy works. Some copies read, by thy works.
and I will.
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask …
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By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
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