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James 2 (WEBP)

[1] My brothers, don’t hold the faith of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with partiality.
[2] For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue,§ and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in,
[3] and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing and say, “Sit here in a good place;” and you tell the poor man, “Stand there,” or “Sit by my footstool”
[4] haven’t you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
[5] Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn’t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
[6] But you have dishonored the poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and personally drag you before the courts?
[7] Don’t they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
[8] However, if you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.
[9] But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
[10] For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
[11] For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not commit murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
[12] So speak and so do as men who are to be judged by the law of freedom.
[13] For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
[14] What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?
[15] And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
[16] and one of you tells them, “Go in peace. Be warmed and filled;” yet you didn’t give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
[17] Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
[18] Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
[19] You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe—and shudder.
[20] But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
[21] Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
[22] You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected.
[23] So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God.
[24] You see then that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.
[25] In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
[26] For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

James 2:2 or, meeting
James 2:8 Leviticus 19:18
James 2:11a Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18
James 2:11b Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17
James 2:23 Genesis 15:6

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James 2 (KJVS)

[1] My G3450 brethren G80, have G2192 (PresActImpr) not G3361 the faith G4102 of our G2257 Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, [the Lord] of glory G1391, with G1722 respect of persons G4382.
[2] For G1063 if G1437 there come G1525 (Aor2ActSubj) unto G1519 your G5216 assembly G4864 a man G435 with a gold ring G5554, in G1722 goodly G2986 apparel G2066, and G1161 there come in G1525 (Aor2ActSubj) also G2532 a poor man G4434 in G1722 vile G4508 raiment G2066;
[3] And G2532 ye have respect G1914 (AorActSubj) to G1909 him that weareth G5409 (PresActPtc) the gay G2986 clothing G2066, and G2532 say G2036 (Aor2ActSubj) unto him G846, Sit G2521 (PresMidPasDepImpr) thou G4771 here G5602 in a good place G2573; and G2532 say G2036 (Aor2ActSubj) to the poor G4434, Stand G2476 (Aor2ActImpr) thou G4771 there G1563, or G2228 sit G2521 (PresMidPasDepImpr) here G5602 under G5259 my G3450 footstool G5286:
[4] Are ye G1252 not G3756 then G2532 partial G1252 (AorPasInd) in G1722 yourselves G1438, and G2532 are become G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) judges G2923 of evil G4190 thoughts G1261?
[5] Hearken G191 (AorActImpr), my G3450 beloved G27 brethren G80, Hath G1586 not G3756 God G2316 chosen G1586 (AorMidInd) the poor G4434 of this G5127 world G2889 rich G4145 in G1722 faith G4102, and G2532 heirs G2818 of the kingdom G932 which G3739 he hath promised G1861 (AorMidDepInd) to them that love G25 (PresActPtc) him G846?
[6] But G1161 ye G5210 have despised G818 (AorActInd) the poor G4434. Do G2616 not G3756 rich men G4145 oppress G2616 (PresActInd) you G5216, and G2532 draw G846 G1670 (PresActInd) you G5209 before G1519 the judgment seats G2922?
[7] Do G987 not G3756 they G846 blaspheme G987 (PresActInd) that worthy G2570 name G3686 by G1909 the which ye G5209 are called G1941 (AorPasPtc)?
[8] If G1487 G3305 ye fulfil G5055 (PresActInd) the royal G937 law G3551 according to G2596 the scripture G1124, Thou shalt love G25 (FutActInd) thy G4675 neighbour G4139 as G5613 thyself G4572, ye do G4160 (PresActInd) well G2573:
[9] But G1161 if G1487 ye have respect to persons G4380 (PresActInd), ye commit G2038 (PresMidPasDepInd) sin G266, and are convinced G1651 (PresPasPtc) of G5259 the law G3551 as G5613 transgressors G3848.
[10] For G1063 whosoever G3748 shall keep G5083 (FutActInd) the whole G3650 law G3551, and yet G1161 offend G4417 (FutActInd) in G1722 one G1520 [point], he is G1096 (Perf2ActInd) guilty G1777 of all G3956.
[11] For G1063 he that said G2036 (Aor2ActPtc), Do G3431 not G3361 commit adultery G3431 (AorActSubj), said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) also G2532, Do G5407 not G3361 kill G5407 (AorActSubj). Now G1161 if G1487 thou commit G3431 no G3756 adultery G3431 (FutActInd), yet if G1161 thou kill G5407 (FutActInd), thou art become G1096 (Perf2ActInd) a transgressor G3848 of the law G3551.
[12] So G3779 speak ye G2980 (PresActImpr), and G2532 so G3779 do G4160 (PresActImpr), as G5613 they that shall be G3195 (PresActPtc) judged G2919 (PresPasInf) by G1223 the law G3551 of liberty G1657.
[13] For G1063 he shall have judgment G2920 without mercy G448, that hath shewed G4160 (AorActPtc) no G3361 mercy G1656; and G2532 mercy G1656 rejoiceth against G2620 (PresMidPasDepInd) judgment G2920.
[14] What G5101 [doth it] profit G3786, my G3450 brethren G80, though G1437 a man G5100 say G3004 (PresActSubj) he hath G2192 (PresActInf) faith G4102, and G1161 have G2192 (PresActSubj) not G3361 works G2041? can G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) G3361 faith G4102 save G4982 (AorActInf) him G846?
[15] If G1437 G1161 a brother G80 or G2228 sister G79 be G5225 (PresActSubj) naked G1131, and G2532 destitute G3007 (PresPasPtc) G5600 (PresSubj) of daily G2184 food G5160,
[16] And G1161 one G5100 of G1537 you G5216 say G2036 (Aor2ActSubj) unto them G846, Depart G5217 (PresActImpr) in G1722 peace G1515, be [ye] warmed G2328 (PresMidPasImpr) and G2532 filled G5526 (PresPasImpr); notwithstanding G1161 ye give G1325 (Aor2ActSubj) them G846 not G3361 those things which are needful G2006 to the body G4983; what G5101 [doth it] profit G3786?
[17] Even G2532 so G3779 faith G4102, if G3362 it hath G2192 (PresActSubj) not G3362 works G2041, is G2076 (PresInd) dead G3498, being alone G2596 G1438.
[18] Yea G235, a man G5100 may say G2046 (FutActInd), Thou G4771 hast G2192 (PresActInd) faith G4102, and I G2504 have G2192 (PresActInd) works G2041: shew G1166 (AorActImpr) me G3427 thy G4675 faith G4102 without G1537 thy G4675 works G2041, and I G2504 will shew G1166 (FutActInd) thee G4671 my G3450 faith G4102 by G1537 my G3450 works G2041.
[19] Thou G4771 believest G4100 (PresActInd) that G3754 there is G2076 (PresInd) one G1520 God G2316; thou doest G4160 (PresActInd) well G2573: the devils G1140 also G2532 believe G4100 (PresActInd), and G2532 tremble G5425 (PresActInd).
[20] But G1161 wilt G2309 (PresActInd) thou know G1097 (Aor2ActInf), O G5599 vain G2756 man G444, that G3754 faith G4102 without G5565 works G2041 is G2076 (PresInd) dead G3498?
[21] Was G1344 not G3756 Abraham G11 our G2257 father G3962 justified G1344 (AorPasInd) by G1537 works G2041, when he had offered G399 (AorActPtc) Isaac G2464 his G846 son G5207 upon G1909 the altar G2379?
[22] Seest thou G991 (PresActInd) how G3754 faith G4102 wrought G4903 (ImpfActInd) with his G846 works G2041, and G2532 by G1537 works G2041 was G5048 faith G4102 made perfect G5048 (AorPasInd)?
[23] And G2532 the scripture G1124 was fulfilled G4137 (AorPasInd) which saith G3004 (PresActPtc), G1161 Abraham G11 believed G4100 (AorActInd) God G2316, and G2532 it was imputed G3049 (AorPasInd) unto him G846 for G1519 righteousness G1343: and G2532 he was called G2564 (AorPasInd) the Friend G5384 of God G2316.
[24] Ye see G3708 (PresActInd) then G5106 how that G3754 by G1537 works G2041 a man G444 is justified G1344 (PresPasInd), and G2532 not G3756 by G1537 faith G4102 only G3440.
[25] Likewise G3668 G1161 also G2532 was G1344 not G3756 Rahab G4460 the harlot G4204 justified G1344 (AorPasInd) by G1537 works G2041, when she had received G5264 (AorMidDepPtc) the messengers G32, and G2532 had sent [them] out G1544 (Aor2ActPtc) another G2087 way G3598?
[26] For G1063 as G5618 the body G4983 without G5565 the spirit G4151 is G2076 (PresInd) dead G3498, so G3779 faith G4102 without G5565 works G2041 is G2076 (PresInd) dead G3498 also G2532.

Young’s Literal Translation

James 2 (YLT)

[1] My brethren, hold not, in respect of persons, the faith of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ,
[2] for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment,
[3] and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, ‘Thou-sit thou here well,’ and to the poor man may say, ‘Thou-stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,’-
[4] ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.
[5] Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?
[6] and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves draw you to judgment-seats;
[7] do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
[8] If, indeed, royal law ye complete, according to the Writing, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,’-ye do well;
[9] and if ye accept persons, sin ye do work, being convicted by the law as transgressors;
[10] for whoever the whole law shall keep, and shall stumble in one point, he hath become guilty of all;
[11] for He who is saying, ‘Thou mayest not commit adultery,’ said also, ‘Thou mayest do no murder;’ and if thou shalt not commit adultery, and shalt commit murder, thou hast become a transgressor of law;
[12] so speak ye and so do, as about by a law of liberty to be judged,
[13] for the judgment without kindness is to him not having done kindness, and exult doth kindness over judgment.
[14] What is the profit, my brethren, if faith, any one may speak of having, and works he may not have? is that faith able to save him?
[15] and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food,
[16] and any one of you may say to them, ‘Depart ye in peace, be warmed, and be filled,’ and may not give to them the things needful for the body, what is the profit?
[17] so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.
[18] But say may some one, Thou hast faith, and I have works, shew me thy faith out of thy works, and I will shew thee out of my works my faith:
[19] thou-thou dost believe that God is one; thou dost well, and the demons believe, and they shudder!
[20] And dost thou wish to know, O vain man, that the faith apart from the works is dead?
[21] Abraham our father-was not he declared righteous out of works, having brought up Isaac his son upon the altar?
[22] dost thou see that the faith was working with his works, and out of the works the faith was perfected?
[23] and fulfilled was the Writing that is saying, ‘And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him-to righteousness;’ and, ‘Friend of God’ he was called.
[24] Ye see, then, that out of works is man declared righteous, and not out of faith only;
[25] 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?
[26] for as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also the faith apart from the works is dead.