James 2:11-21 NIV

11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery,"a1 also said, "Do not murder."b2 If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

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    • b 2:11 - Exodus 20:14; Deut. 5:18
    • c 2:11 - Exodus 20:13; Deut. 5:17
      12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged3 by the law that gives freedom,4

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      13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.5 Mercy triumphs over judgment!

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      Faith and Deeds

      14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?6 Can such faith save him?

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      15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.7

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      16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?8

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      17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.9

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          18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds,10 and I will show you my faith11 by what I do.12

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          19 You believe that there is one God.13 Good! Even the demons believe that14--and shudder.

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          20 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is uselessc ?15

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            • 30 2:20 - ver 17,26
            • d 2:20 - Some early manuscripts "dead"
              21 Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?16

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