1Mybrethren,havenot the faith of ourLordJesusChrist, the Lord of glory,with respect of persons.2Forif there comeuntoyourassemblya a man with a gold ring,ingoodlyapparel,and there come inalso a poor maninvileraiment;3And ye have respectto him that weareth the gayclothing,andsay unto him,Sitthouhere in a good place;andsay to the poor,Standthouthere,orsithereundermyfootstool:4
Are yenotthenpartialinyourselves,and are becomejudges of evilthoughts?5Hearken , mybelovedbrethren,HathnotGodchosen the poor of thisworldrichinfaith,andheirs of the kingdomwhich he hath promised to them that lovehim?6Butye have despised the poor.Donot rich menoppressyou,anddrawyoubefore the judgment seats?7Donottheyblasphemeb that worthynameby the which ye are called ?
8Ifyefulfil the royallaw according to the scripture, Thou shalt lovethyneighbourasthyself, ye dowell:9Butif ye have respect to persons , ye commitsin, and are convincedof the lawastransgressors.10Forwhosoever shall keep the wholelaw, and yetoffendinone point, he isguilty of all.11For he that said , Donot commit adultery , saidalso,Donotkill . Nowif thou commitnoadultery , yet if thou kill , thou art become a transgressor of the law.12So speak ye , andsodo , as they that shall bejudgedby the law of liberty.13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewednomercy;andmercy rejoiceth againstjudgment.14What doth it profit,mybrethren,though a mansay he hathfaith,andhavenotworks?canfaithsavehim?15Ifabrotherorsisterbenaked,anddestitute of dailyfood,16Andoneofyousay unto them,Departinpeace, be ye warmedandfilled ; notwithstanding ye givethemnot those things which are needful to the body;what doth it profit?17Evensofaith,if it hathnotworks,isdead, being alone .c18Yea, a man may say , Thouhastfaith, and Ihaveworks:shewmethyfaithwithoutdthyworks, and I will shewtheemyfaithbymyworks.19Thoubelievestthat there isoneGod; thou doestwell: the devilsalsobelieve , andtremble .
20Butwilt thou know , Ovainman,thatfaithwithoutworksisdead?21WasnotAbrahamourfatherjustifiedbyworks, when he had offeredIsaachissonupon the altar?22
Seest thouhowfaithwrought with hisworks,andbyworkswasfaith made perfect ?
23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith , AbrahambelievedGod,and it was imputed unto himforrighteousness:and he was called the Friend of God.24
Ye seethen how thatbyworks a man is justified , andnotbyfaithonly.25LikewisealsowasnotRahab the harlotjustifiedbyworks, when she had received the messengers,and had sent them outanotherway?26Foras the bodywithout the spiriteisdead,sofaithwithoutworksisdeadalso.