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1 My brethren, do not ye have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, in acception of persons [in acception, or taking, of persons]. 1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.
2 For if a man that hath a golden ring, and in a fair clothing, cometh in your company, and a poor man entereth in a foul clothing, [Forsooth if there shall enter into your covent, or gathering together, a man having a gold ring, in white, or fair, cloth, forsooth and a poor man shall enter in foul habit, or cloth,] 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.
3 and if ye behold into him [and ye behold into him] that is clothed with clear clothing, and if ye say to him, Sit thou here well; but to the poor man ye say, Stand thou there, either sit under the stool of my feet [Stand thou there, or sit under the stool of my feet]; 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet,"
4 whether ye deem not with yourselves, and be made doomsmen of wicked thoughts? 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5 Hear ye, my most dear-worthy brethren, whether God chose not poor men in this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, that God promised to men that love him? 5 Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor man. Whether rich men oppress not you by power, and they draw you to dooms [and draw you to dooms]? 6 But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
7 Whether they blaspheme not the good name, that is called to help on you [that is in-called of you]? 7 Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8 Nevertheless if ye perform the king's law, by scriptures [+after scriptures/by scripture], Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well. 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.
9 But if ye take persons, ye work sin, and be reproved of the law, as trespassers [as transgressors]. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
10 And whoever keepeth all the law, but offendeth in one [Forsooth whoever shall keep all the law, soothly offend in one], he is made guilty of all. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
11 For he that said, Thou shalt do no lechery [Thou shalt not do lechery], said also, Thou shalt not slay; that if thou doest no lechery, but thou slayest, thou art made [a] trespasser of the law. 11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.
12 Thus speak ye, and thus do ye, as beginning to be deemed by the law of freedom. 12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,
13 For why doom without mercy is to him, that doeth no mercy; but mercy above raiseth doom. 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!
14 My brethren, what shall it profit, if any man say that he hath faith, but he hath not works? whether faith shall be able to save him? 14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
15 And if a brother or sister be naked, and have need of each day's livelode [of each day's lifelode], 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.
16 and if any of you say to them, Go ye in peace [Go in peace], be ye made hot, and be ye filled; but if ye give not to them those things that be necessary to the body, what shall it profit? 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?
17 So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself. 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But some man shall say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; show thou to me thy faith without works [show thou me thy faith without works], and I shall show to thee my faith of works. 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 what I do.
19 Thou believest, that one God is; thou doest well; and devils believe, and [together] tremble. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
20 But wilt thou know, thou vain man, that faith without works is idle? 20 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless ?
21 Whether Abraham, our father, was not justified of works [Abraham, our father, whether he was not justified of works], offering Isaac, his son, on the altar? 21 Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?
22 Therefore thou seest, that faith wrought with his works, and his faith was filled of works [and his faith was fulfilled of works]. 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
23 And the scripture was filled, saying, Abraham believed to God, and it was areckoned to him to rightwiseness [+And the scripture is fulfilled, saying, Abraham believed to God, and it was reckoned to him to rightwiseness], and he was called the friend of God. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
24 Ye see that a man is justified of works, and not of faith only. 24 You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.
25 In like manner, whether also Rahab, the whore, was not justified of works, and received the messengers, and sent them out by another way? 25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
26 For as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.