James 2:21
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English Standard Version
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

King James Bible
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

American Standard Version
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar?

English Revised Version
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Webster's Bible Translation
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Weymouth New Testament
Was it, or was it not, because of his actions that he was declared to be righteous as the result of his having offered up his son Isaac upon the altar?

James 2:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

When he had offered (ἀνενέγκας)

Incorrect. For the participle states the ground of his justification. By works gives the general ground; offered, etc., the specific work. Compare Genesis 22:16, Genesis 22:17. Rev., correctly, in that he offered. The word ἀνενέγκας is, lit., brought up to; and means, not actually to offer up in sacrifice (though Isaac was morally sacrificed in Abraham's will), but to bring to the altar as an offering See on 1 Peter 2:5.

James 2:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Abraham.

Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed...

Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you...

Luke 1:73 The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,

Luke 16:24,30 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water...

John 8:39,53 They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children...

Acts 7:2 And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen; The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia...

Romans 4:1,12,16 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found...

justified.

James 2:18,24 Yes, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works...

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Matthew 12:37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.

Matthew 25:31-40 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory...

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

when.

Genesis 22:9-12,16-18 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order...

Cross References
Genesis 22:9
When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.

Genesis 22:10
Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son.

Genesis 22:12
He said, "Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."

Hebrews 11:17
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son,

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