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.
So speak ye, and so do, as those who shall be judged by the law of liberty.
For he shall have judgment without mercy, who hath shown no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and hath not works? Can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you say unto them, "Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled," without giving them those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, "Thou hast faith, and I have works." Show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well. The devils also believe -- and tremble.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?