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James 2:12-22 (New American Standard)

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12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by 1the law of liberty. 13 For 2judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy atriumphs over judgment.

Faith and Works

14 3What use is it, 4my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can bthat faith save him? 15 5If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "6Go in peace, cbe warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 Even so 7faith, if it has no works, is ddead, being by itself. 18 8But someone emay well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your 9faith without the works, and I will 10show you my faith 11by my works." 19 You believe that f12God is one. 13You do well; 14the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, 15you foolish fellow, that 16faith without works is useless? 21 17Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that 18faith was working with his works, and gas a result of the 19works, faith was hperfected;
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