My brethren, What shall it profit though someone says that they have faith and do not have works? Shall this type of faith be able to save them?
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says unto them, Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled; but ye do not give them those things which are needful for the body; what shall it profit them?
Even so faith, if it does not have works, is dead in and of itself.
But someone may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.
Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well; the demons also believe and tremble.
But, O vain man, dost thou desire to know that faith without works is dead?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar?
Dost thou not see how the faith worked together with his works, and the faith was complete by the works?
And that 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.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.