James 2:23
Good News Translation
And the scripture came true that said, "Abraham believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous." And so Abraham was called God's friend.

Contemporary English Version
This is what the Scriptures mean by saying, "Abraham had faith in God, and God accepted him." That's how Abraham became God's friend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God.

New American Bible
Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called “the friend of God.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God.

the scripture.

Mark 12:10 And have you not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner:

Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed.

Luke 4:21 And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears.

Acts 1:16 Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus:

Romans 9:17 For the scripture saith to Pharao: To this purpose have I raised thee, that I may shew my power in thee and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Romans 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture saith of Elias, how he calleth on God against Israel?

Galatians 3:8-10,22 And the scripture, foreseeing that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed. . . .

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:

1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore it is said in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. And he that shall believe in him shall not be confounded.

Abraham.

Genesis 15:6 Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

Romans 4:3-6,10,11,22-24 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice. . . .

Galatians 3:6 As it is written: Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice.

the Friend.

Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man is wont to speak to his friend. And when he returned into the camp, his servant Josue, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not from the tabernacle.

2 Chronicles 20:7 Didst not thou our God kill all the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Job 16:21 And O that a man might so be judged with God, as the son of man is judged with his companion!

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Isaiah 41:8 But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend:

John 15:13-15 Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. . . .

Context
Faith and Works
22Seest thou that faith did cooperate with his works and by works faith was made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God. 24Do you see that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only?…
Cross References
Genesis 15:6
Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

2 Chronicles 20:7
Didst not thou our God kill all the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Isaiah 41:8
But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend:

Romans 4:3
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice.

James 2:24
Do you see that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only?

Additional Translations
And 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.

And the Scripture was fulfilled, saying, "And Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness," and he was called a friend of God.

And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.

And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and he was called Friend of God.

and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.

And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and his faith was placed to his credit as righteousness," and he received the name of 'God's friend.'

and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.

and fulfilled was the Writing that is saying, 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;' and, 'Friend of God' he was called.
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