James 2:14-20 NIV

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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        • 30 2:20 - ver 17,26
        • e 2:20 - Some early manuscripts "dead"