New Living Translation
So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
King James Bible
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Darby Bible Translation
So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.
World English Bible
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
Young's Literal Translation
so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.
James 2:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 So likewise that faith which hath not works is a mere dead, empty notion; of no more profit to him that hath it, than the bidding the naked be clothed is to him.
LibraryJames the Brother of the Lord.
He pistis choris ergon nekra estin.--James 2:26 Sources. I. Genuine sources: Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 1:19; 2:9, 12. Comp. James "the brother of the Lord," Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3; Gal. 1:19. The Epistle of James. II. Post-apostolic: Josephus: Ant. XX. 9, 1.--Hegesippus in Euseb. Hist. Ecc. II. ch. 23.--Jerome: Catal. vir. ill. c. 2, under "Jacobus." Epiphanius, Haer. XXIX. 4; XXX. 16; LXXVIII. 13 sq. III. Apocryphal: Protevangelium Jacobi, ed. in Greek by Tischendorf, in "Evangelia …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
The Jewish Christian Theology --I. James and the Gospel of Law.
Comenius and the Hidden Seed, 1627-1672.
For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.
How foolish! Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
Jump to PreviousAccompanied Action Alone Dead Faith Itself Life Obedience Stands Unaccompanied Way Works
Jump to NextAccompanied Action Alone Dead Faith Itself Life Obedience Stands Unaccompanied Way Works
LinksJames 2:17 NIV
James 2:17 NLT
James 2:17 ESV
James 2:17 NASB
James 2:17 KJV
James 2:17 Bible Apps
James 2:17 Biblia Paralela
James 2:17 Chinese Bible
James 2:17 French Bible
James 2:17 German Bible
James 2:17 Commentaries