James 2:25
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?

Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works in receiving the messengers and sending them out by a different route?

Contemporary English Version
For example, Rahab had been a prostitute. But she pleased God when she welcomed the spies and sent them home by another way.

Good News Translation
It was the same with the prostitute Rahab. She was put right with God through her actions, by welcoming the Israelite spies and helping them to escape by a different road.

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?
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 son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Acacia Grove, saying, "Go, inspect the land, especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

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

Joshua 2:6
(But Rahab had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had laid out there.)

Joshua 2:16
"Go to the hill country," she said, "so that your pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there for three days until they have returned; then 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, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

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

Rachab.

Matthew 21:31
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

justified.

James 2:18,22
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works…

when.

Joshua 2:19-21
And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him…

Joshua 6:17,22-25
And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent…

Hebrews 11:31
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.







Lexicon
In the same way,
Ὁμοίως (Homoiōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3668: In like manner, similarly, in the same way, equally. Adverb from homoios; similarly.

{was} not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

even
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Rahab
Ῥαὰβ (Rhaab)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4460: Rahab, a Canaanitess, who rescued the Hebrew spies at Jericho. Of Hebrew origin; Raab, a Canaanitess.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prostitute
πόρνη (pornē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4204: A prostitute; met: an idolatrous community. Feminine of pornos; a strumpet; figuratively, an idolater.

justified
ἐδικαιώθη (edikaiōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1344: From dikaios; to render just or innocent.

by
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

her actions
ἔργων (ergōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

when she welcomed
ὑποδεξαμένη (hypodexamenē)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5264: From hupo and dechomai; to admit under one's roof, i.e. Entertain hospitably.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

messengers
ἀγγέλους (angelous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sent [them] off
ἐκβαλοῦσα (ekbalousa)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

on another
ἑτέρᾳ (hetera)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

route?
ὁδῷ (hodō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.
(25) Likewise also . . .--The second example, brought forward in strange and complete contrast to Abraham, "the father of many nations," is that of Rahab, the harlot, who received and sheltered in her house at Jericho the two spies sent out from the camp of Israel (Joshua 2). The evil name of the poor woman's unhappy trade cannot truthfully be softened down to "innkeeper," nor even "idolater."

Sent them out.--Literally, hastened, or thrust them forth, showing her haste and fear.

It may not be out of place to notice that Clement, Bishop of Rome, one of the Apostolic Fathers, in his first letter to the Corinthians, sees in the scarlet thread which Rahab bound in her window a type of our Redeemer's blood. And it is most remarkable, as showing the mercy of God, that this outcast of society was not only saved alive and brought into the fold of Israel, but became a direct ancestress of her Saviour, by marriage with Salmon, the great-great-grandfather of David (Matthew 1:5).

Verse 25. -

(4) Fourth point: Proof from the case of Rahab the harlot of justification by works (cf. Joshua 2; Joshua 6:25). Rahab is mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament in Hebrews 11:31, where she also appears as Ῥαὰβ ἡ πόρνη, and is spoken of as having "received the spies," δεξαμένη τοὺς κατασκόπους cf. ὑποδεξαμένη τοὺς ἀγγέλους here. There, however, she is regarded as an instance of faith (see above in preliminary note). The only other place where her name occurs is in the genealogy of our Lord, in Matthew 1:5, "Salmon begat Booz of Rachab (ἐκ τῆς Ραχάβ)." 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.
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