New International Version
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
King James Bible
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Darby Bible Translation
So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.
World English Bible
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
Young's Literal Translation
so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If it hath not works, is dead - The faith that does not produce works of charity and mercy is without the living principle which animates all true faith, that is, love to God and love to man. They had faith, such as a man has who credits a well-circumstanced relation because it has all the appearance of truth; but they had nothing of that faith that a sinner, convinced of his sinfulness, God's purity, and the strictness of the Divine laws, is obliged to exert in the Lord Jesus, in order to be saved from his sins.
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alone. Gr. by itself.
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914
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For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
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