James 2:17

If it have not works (ean mh ech erga). Another condition of the third class with ean and mh and the present active subjunctive of ecw, "if it keep on not having works." In itself (kaq eauthn). In and of itself (according to itself), inwardly and outwardly dead (nekra). Same idiom in Acts 28:16 ; Romans 14:22 . It is a dead faith.