James 2:25
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New International Version
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?

New Living Translation
Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road.

English Standard Version
And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

Berean Study Bible
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute justified by her actions when she welcomed the messengers and sent them off on another route?

Berean Literal Bible
And likewise was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, having received the messengers and having sent them forth by another way?

New American Standard Bible
In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

King James Bible
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And in the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by a different route?

International Standard Version
Likewise, Rahab the prostitute was justified through actions when she welcomed the messengers and sent them away on a different road, wasn't she?

NET Bible
And similarly, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another way?

New Heart English Bible
In like manner was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the scouts and sent them out by another way?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

New American Standard 1977
And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

King James 2000 Bible
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

American King James Version
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

American Standard Version
And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in like manner also Rahab the harlot, was not she justified by works, receiving the messengers, and sending them out another way?

Darby Bible Translation
But was not in like manner also Rahab the harlot justified on the principle of works, when she had received the messengers and put [them] forth by another way?

English Revised Version
And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

Webster's Bible Translation
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way also was not the notorious sinner Rahab declared to be righteous because of her actions when she welcomed the spies and hurriedly helped them to escape another way?

World English Bible
In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

Young's Literal Translation
and in like manner also Rahab the harlot -- was she not out of works declared righteous, having received the messengers, and by another way having sent forth?
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
24As you can see, a man is justified by his deeds and not by faith alone. 25In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute justified by her actions when she welcomed the messengers and sent them off on another route? 26As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.…
Cross References
Joshua 2:1
Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there.

Joshua 2:4
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.

Joshua 2:6
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.

Joshua 2:16
She said to them, "Go to the hill country, so that the pursuers will not happen upon you, and hide yourselves there for three days until the pursuers return. Then afterward you may go on your way."

Acts 17:7
and Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all defying Caesar's decrees, saying there is another king, named Jesus!"

Hebrews 11:31
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies in peace, did not perish with those who were disobedient.

James 2:24
As you can see, a man is justified by his deeds and not by faith alone.
Treasury of Scripture

Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

was.

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, …

Matthew 1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and …

Rachab. the harlot.

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

justified.

James 2:18,22 Yes, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your …

when.

Joshua 2:19-21 And it shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house …

Joshua 6:17,22-25 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, …

Hebrews 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, …

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