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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. NRS 1 My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? 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. NRS 2 For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty 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." NRS 3 and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, "Have a seat here, please," while to the one who is poor you say, "Stand there," or, "Sit at my feet," CEB 4 Wouldn't you have shown favoritism among yourselves and become evil-minded judges? NRS 4 have you not made distinctions 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? NRS 5 Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to 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? NRS 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? CEB 7 Aren't they the ones who insult the good name spoken over you at your baptism? NRS 7 Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you? CEB 8 You do well when you really fulfill the royal law found in scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself. NRS 8 You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." CEB 9 But when you show favoritism, you are committing a sin, and by that same law you are exposed as a lawbreaker. NRS 9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 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. NRS 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for 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. NRS 11 For the one who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. CEB 12 In every way, then, speak and act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. NRS 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. CEB 13 There will be no mercy in judgment for anyone who hasn't shown mercy. Mercy overrules judgment. NRS 13 For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; 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? NRS 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? CEB 15 Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. NRS 15 If a brother or sister is naked and lacks 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? NRS 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill," and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? CEB 17 In the same way, faith is dead when it doesn't result in faithful activity. NRS 17 So faith by itself, if it has no works, 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. NRS 18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. CEB 19 It's good that you believe that God is one. Ha! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble with fear. NRS 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder. CEB 20 Are you so slow? Do you need to be shown that faith without actions has no value at all? NRS 20 Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith apart from works is barren? 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? NRS 21 Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works 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. NRS 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was brought to completion by the works. 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. NRS 23 Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God. CEB 24 So you see that a person is shown to be righteous through faithful actions and not through faith alone. NRS 24 You see that a person is justified by works 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? NRS 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another road? CEB 26 As the lifeless body is dead, so faith without actions is dead. NRS 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.

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