James 2:13-23 NIV

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

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Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?

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

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16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

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

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      18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.

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

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      20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is uselessa ?

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          21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

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          22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

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          23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”b and he was called God’s friend.

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