James 2:17
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English Standard Version
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

King James Bible
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

American Standard Version
Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

English Revised Version
Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Weymouth New Testament
So also faith, if it is unaccompanied by obedience, has no life in it--so long as it stands alone.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Being alone (καθ' ἑαυτήν)

Wrong. Rev., correctly, in itself. The phrase belongs to dead. It is dead, not merely in reference to something else, but absolutely.

James 2:17 Parallel Commentaries

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so.

James 2:14,19,20,26 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

1 Corinthians 13:3,13 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing...

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

2 Peter 1:5-9 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

alone. Gr. by itself.

Cross References
Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

James 2:20
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

James 2:26
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

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