James 2

Chapter 2

2:1  My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

the Lord of glory the Glory, i.e. in the sense of Hebrews 1:3 as taking the place of the shekinah.

with respect In the presence of Christ the Glory, earthly distinctions disappear.

2:5  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

2:9  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

2:11  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

2:14  What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16")

2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?


(See Scofield "Romans 4:2") .

2:22  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?


(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

2:23  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.


Imputation is the act of God whereby He accounts righteousness to the believer in Christ, who has borne the believer's sins in vindication of the law.

(See Scofield "Philemon 1:18") .

righteousness (See Scofield "Romans 3:21") .