James 2:23
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English Standard Version
and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.'

James 2:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Was fulfilled (ἐπληρώθη)

Not was confirmed, which the word does not mean either in New-Testament or in classical usage, but was actually and fully realized. James here uses the formula which in the Old Testament is employed of the realizing of a former utterance. See 1 Kings 2:27; 2 Chronicles 36:22 (Sept.).

Imputed (ἐλογίσθη)

Lit., as Rev., reckoned.

He was called the friend of God

The term, however, does not occur either in the Hebrew or Septuagint, though it is found in the A. V. and retained in Rev. Old Testament. In 2 Chronicles 20:7 (Sept.), thy friend is τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ, thy beloved. In Isaiah 41:8 (Sept.), my friend is ὃν ἠγάπησα, whom I loved. "The friend of God" is still the favorite title of Abraham among the Jews and Mohammedans.

James 2:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the scripture.

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

Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

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

Acts 1:16 Men and brothers, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled...

Romans 9:17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you...

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias?...

Galatians 3:8-10,22 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying...

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction...

1 Peter 2:6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious...

Abraham.

Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Romans 4:3-6,10,11,22-24 For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness...

Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

the Friend.

Exodus 33:11 And the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua...

2 Chronicles 20:7 Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel...

Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

*marg:

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

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

Cross References
Genesis 15:6
And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

2 Chronicles 20:7
Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?

Isaiah 41:8
But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;

Romans 4:3
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."

James 2:24
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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