Wasn't Avraham, our father, justified by works, in that he offered up Yitzchak his son on the altar?
You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Avraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
In like manner wasn't Rachav the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.