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James 2

CEB 1 My brothers and sisters, when you show favoritism you deny the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has been resurrected in glory. NIV 1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. CEB 2 Imagine two people coming into your meeting. One has a gold ring and fine clothes, while the other is poor, dressed in filthy rags. NIV 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. CEB 3 Then suppose that you were to take special notice of the one wearing fine clothes, saying, "Here's an excellent place. Sit here." But to the poor person you say, "Stand over there"; or, "Here, sit at my feet." NIV 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," CEB 4 Wouldn't you have shown favoritism among yourselves and become evil-minded judges? NIV 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? CEB 5 My dear brothers and sisters, listen! Hasn't God chosen those who are poor by worldly standards to be rich in terms of faith? Hasn't God chosen the poor as heirs of the kingdom he has promised to those who love him? NIV 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? CEB 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Don't the wealthy make life difficult for you? Aren't they the ones who drag you into court? NIV 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? CEB 7 Aren't they the ones who insult the good name spoken over you at your baptism? NIV 7 Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong? CEB 8 You do well when you really fulfill the royal law found in scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself. NIV 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right. CEB 9 But when you show favoritism, you are committing a sin, and by that same law you are exposed as a lawbreaker. NIV 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. CEB 10 Anyone who tries to keep all of the Law but fails at one point is guilty of failing to keep all of it. NIV 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. CEB 11 The one who said, Don't commit adultery, also said, Don't commit murder. So if you don't commit adultery but do commit murder, you are a lawbreaker. NIV 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. CEB 12 In every way, then, speak and act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. NIV 12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, CEB 13 There will be no mercy in judgment for anyone who hasn't shown mercy. Mercy overrules judgment. NIV 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! CEB 14 My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can't save anyone, can it? NIV 14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? CEB 15 Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. NIV 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. CEB 16 What if one of you said, "Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a nice meal!"? What good is it if you don't actually give them what their body needs? NIV 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? CEB 17 In the same way, faith is dead when it doesn't result in faithful activity. NIV 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. CEB 18 Someone might claim, "You have faith and I have action." But how can I see your faith apart from your actions? Instead, I'll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action. NIV 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. CEB 19 It's good that you believe that God is one. Ha! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble with fear. NIV 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder. CEB 20 Are you so slow? Do you need to be shown that faith without actions has no value at all? NIV 20 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless ? CEB 21 What about Abraham, our father? Wasn't he shown to be righteous through his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? NIV 21 Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? CEB 22 See, his faith was at work along with his actions. In fact, his faith was made complete by his faithful actions. NIV 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. CEB 23 So the scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and God regarded him as righteous. What is more, Abraham was called God's friend. NIV 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. CEB 24 So you see that a person is shown to be righteous through faithful actions and not through faith alone. NIV 24 You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. CEB 25 In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute shown to be righteous when she received the messengers as her guests and then sent them on by another road? NIV 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? CEB 26 As the lifeless body is dead, so faith without actions is dead. NIV 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.