James 2:19
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New International Version
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.

New Living Translation
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.

English Standard Version
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Berean Study Bible
You believe that God is one. Good for you! Even the demons believe that, and shudder!

Berean Literal Bible
You believe that God is one. You are doing well! Even the demons believe that, and shudder!

New American Standard Bible
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

King James Bible
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You believe that God is one; you do well. The demons also believe--and they shudder.

International Standard Version
You believe that there is one God. That's fine! Even the demons believe that and tremble with fear.

NET Bible
You believe that God is one; well and good. Even the demons believe that--and tremble with fear.

New Heart English Bible
You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You believe that God is One; you do well; the demons also believe and tremble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You believe that there is one God. That's fine! The demons also believe that, and they tremble with fear.

New American Standard 1977
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well; the demons also believe and tremble.

King James 2000 Bible
You believe that there is one God; you do well: the demons also believe, and tremble.

American King James Version
You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

American Standard Version
Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou believest that there is one God. Thou dost well: the devils also believe and tremble.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou believest that God is one. Thou doest well. The demons even believe, and tremble.

English Revised Version
Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and shudder.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and tremble.

Weymouth New Testament
You believe that God is one, and you are quite right: evil spirits also believe this, and shudder."

World English Bible
You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

Young's Literal Translation
thou -- thou dost believe that God is one; thou dost well, and the demons believe, and they shudder!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:14-26 Those are wrong who put a mere notional belief of the gospel for the whole of evangelical religion, as many now do. No doubt, true faith alone, whereby men have part in Christ's righteousness, atonement, and grace, saves their souls; but it produces holy fruits, and is shown to be real by its effect on their works; while mere assent to any form of doctrine, or mere historical belief of any facts, wholly differs from this saving faith. A bare profession may gain the good opinion of pious people; and it may procure, in some cases, worldly good things; but what profit will it be, for any to gain the whole world, and to lose their souls? Can this faith save him? All things should be accounted profitable or unprofitable to us, as they tend to forward or hinder the salvation of our souls. This place of Scripture plainly shows that an opinion, or assent to the gospel, without works, is not faith. There is no way to show we really believe in Christ, but by being diligent in good works, from gospel motives, and for gospel purposes. Men may boast to others, and be conceited of that which they really have not. There is not only to be assent in faith, but consent; not only an assent to the truth of the word, but a consent to take Christ. True believing is not an act of the understanding only, but a work of the whole heart. That a justifying faith cannot be without works, is shown from two examples, Abraham and Rahab. Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. Faith, producing such works, advanced him to peculiar favours. We see then, ver. 24, how that by works a man is justified, not by a bare opinion or profession, or believing without obeying; but by having such faith as produces good works. And to have to deny his own reason, affections, and interests, is an action fit to try a believer. Observe here, the wonderful power of faith in changing sinners. Rahab's conduct proved her faith to be living, or having power; it showed that she believed with her heart, not merely by an assent of the understanding. Let us then take heed, for the best works, without faith, are dead; they want root and principle. By faith any thing we do is really good; as done in obedience to God, and aiming at his acceptance: the root is as though it were dead, when there is no fruit. Faith is the root, good works are the fruits; and we must see to it that we have both. This is the grace of God wherein we stand, and we should stand to it. There is no middle state. Every one must either live God's friend, or God's enemy. Living to God, as it is the consequence of faith, which justifies and will save, obliges us to do nothing against him, but every thing for him and to him.
Study Bible
Faith and Works
18But someone will say, “You have faith and I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19You believe that God is one. Good for you! Even the demons believe that, and shudder! 20O foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is worthless?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:4
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!

Matthew 8:29
"What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have You come here to torture us before the proper time?"

Mark 1:24
"What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

Mark 5:7
And he shouted in a loud voice, "What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God not to torture me."

Mark 12:29
Jesus replied, "This is the most important: 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord,

Luke 4:34
"Ha! What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of God!"

Acts 19:15
Eventually, one of the evil spirits answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but you, who are you?"

James 2:8
If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.
Treasury of Scripture

You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: …

Isaiah 44:6,8 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

Isaiah 45:6,21,22 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, …

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none …

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall …

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, …

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, …

1 Corinthians 8:4,6 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered …

Galatians 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

Ephesians 4:5,6 One Lord, one faith, one baptism…

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man …

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

thou doest.

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall …

Jonah 4:4,9 Then said the LORD, Do you well to be angry…

Mark 7:9 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, …

the.

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, …

Mark 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? …

Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, …

Luke 4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? …

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the …

Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; …

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their …

Revelation 20:2,3,10 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

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