New Living Translation
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
King James Bible
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Darby Bible Translation
For as the body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
World English Bible
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.
Young's Literal Translation
for as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also the faith apart from the works is dead.
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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.
So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
How foolish! Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
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