But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds,1 and I will show you my faith2 by what I do.319
You believe that there is one God.4 Good! Even the demons believe that5--and shudder.
You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is uselessa ?621
Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?722
You see that his faith and his actions were working together,8 and his faith was made complete by what he did.923
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,"b10 and he was called God's friend.1124
You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?1226
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.13