You believe that there is one God. That's fine! The demons also believe that, and they tremble with fear. 20
You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless? 21
Didn't our ancestor Abraham receive God's approval as a result of what he did when he offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice on the altar? 22
You see that Abraham's faith and what he did worked together. His faith was shown to be genuine by what he did. 23
The Scripture passage came true. It says, "Abraham believed God, and that faith was regarded by God to be his approval of Abraham." So Abraham was called God's friend. 24
You see that a person receives God's approval because of what he does, not only because of what he believes. 25
The same is true of the prostitute Rahab who welcomed the spies and sent them away on another road. She received God's approval because of what she did. 26
A body that doesn't breathe is dead. In the same way faith that does nothing is dead.