James 2:14-20 NIV

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?1 Can such faith save him?

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15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.2

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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?3

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17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.4

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      18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds,5 and I will show you my faith6 by what I do.7

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      19 You believe that there is one God.8 Good! Even the demons believe that9--and shudder.

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      20 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is uselessa ?10

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