James 2:22
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New International Version
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

New Living Translation
You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.

English Standard Version
You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;

Berean Study Bible
You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did.

Berean Literal Bible
You see that his faith was working with his works, and by his works, his faith was perfected.

New American Standard Bible
You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;

King James Bible
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected.

International Standard Version
You see that his faith worked together with what he did, and by his actions his faith was made complete.

NET Bible
You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you see that his faith upheld his deeds and by deeds his faith was perfected?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You see that Abraham's faith and what he did worked together. His faith was shown to be genuine by what he did.

New American Standard 1977
You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou not see how the faith worked together with his works, and the faith was complete by the works?

King James 2000 Bible
See how faith worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

American King James Version
See you how faith worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

American Standard Version
Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seest thou, that faith did co-operate with his works; and by works faith was made perfect?

Darby Bible Translation
Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and that by works faith was perfected.

English Revised Version
Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect;

Webster's Bible Translation
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

Weymouth New Testament
You notice that his faith was co-operating with his actions, and that by his actions his faith was perfected;

World English Bible
You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;

Young's Literal Translation
dost thou see that the faith was working with his works, and out of the works the faith was perfected?
Study Bible
Faith and Works
21Was not our father Abraham justified by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did. 23And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called a friend of God.…
Word Study

(primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

was working with
synērgei (V-IIA-3S)
To cooperate with, work together. From sunergos; to be a fellow-worker, i.e. Co-operate.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

And, even, also, namely.

From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

From teleios; to complete, i.e. accomplish, or consummate.

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.
Cross References
Genesis 22:12
He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."

John 6:29
Jesus replied, "This is the work of God: to believe in the One He has sent."

1 Thessalonians 1:3
and continually recalling before our God and Father your work of faith, your labor of love, and your enduring hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:17
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac on the altar. He who had received the promises was ready to offer his one and only son,
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