James 2:14



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

King James Version

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

Holman Bible

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith, but does not have works? Can his faith save him?

International Standard Version

What good does it do, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but does not prove it with actions? This kind of faith cannot save him, can it?

A Conservative Version

What is the benefit, my brothers, if some man should say to have faith, but has no works? Can the faith save him?

American Standard Version

What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him?

Amplified

What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?

An Understandable Version

What good is it, my brothers [and sisters], if a person says he has faith but does not have [good] deeds? Can such faith save him?

Anderson New Testament

What profit is there, my brethren, if any one say he has faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?

Bible in Basic English

What use is it, my brothers, for a man to say that he has faith, if he does nothing? will such a faith give him salvation?

Common New Testament

What good is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has no works? Can such faith save him?

Daniel Mace New Testament

What advantage is it, my brethren, for a man to say he has faith, if he has no beneficence? can such a faith save him?

Darby Translation

What is the profit, my brethren, if any one say he have faith, but have not works? can faith save him?

Godbey New Testament

But what is it profitable, my brethren, if one may say he has faith, but has not works? whether is faith able to save him?

Goodspeed New Testament

My brothers, what is the good of a man's saying he has faith, if he has no good deeds to show? Can faith save him?

John Wesley New Testament

What doth it profit, my brethren, tho' a man say he hath faith, and have not works?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My brethren, What shall it profit though someone says that they have faith and do not have works? Shall this type of faith be able to save them?

Julia Smith Translation

And what profit, my brethren, if any say he has faith, and should not have works? can faith save him?

King James 2000

What does it profit, my brethren, though a man says he has faith, and has not works? can faith save him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

What [is] the benefit, my brothers, if someone says [that he] has faith but does not have works? That faith [is] not able to save him, [is it]?

Modern King James verseion

My brothers, what profit is it if a man says he has faith and does not have works? Can faith save him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What availeth it, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, when he hath no deeds? Can faith save him?

Moffatt New Testament

My brothers, what is the use of anyone declaring he has faith, if he has no deeds to show? Can his faith save him?

Montgomery New Testament

My brothers, what good is it if any one says that he has faith, if he has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

NET Bible

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?

New Heart English Bible

What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?

New simplified Bible

What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith but he does not have works? Can that faith save him?

Noyes New Testament

What doth it profit, my brethren, if any one say that he hath faith, and have not works? Can his faith save him?

Sawyer New Testament

What is the profit, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has not works? Can faith save him?

The Emphasized Bible

What profit, my brethren, - if one should be saying he hath, faith, but hath not, works; can his faith save him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

What is the advantage, my brethren, if a man profess to have faith, but hath not works; can faith save him?

Twentieth Century New Testament

My Brothers, what is the good of a man's saying that he has faith, if he does not prove it by actions? Can such faith save him?

Webster

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man sayeth he hath faith, and hath not works? can faith save him?

Weymouth New Testament

What good is it, my brethren, if a man professes to have faith, and yet his actions do not correspond? Can such faith save him?

Williams New Testament

My brothers, what good is there in a man's saying that he has faith, if he has no good deeds to prove it? Such faith cannot save him, can it?

World English Bible

What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?

Worrell New Testament

What profit is it, my brethren, if anyone says he has faith, but has not works; can such faith save him?

Worsley New Testament

What is the advantage, my brethren, if any one say that he has faith, and he hath not works, can faith alone save him?

Youngs Literal Translation

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?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

ὄφελος 
Ophelos 
Usage: 3

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my , me , mine , I , mine own
Usage: 313

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἐάν 
Ean 
if , whosoever 9 , whatsoever 9 , though ,
Usage: 155

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

say
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

he hath
ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

πίστις 
Pistis 
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221
Usage: 221

and
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

σώζω 
Sozo 
save , make whole , heal , be whole ,
Usage: 79

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:14

References

Images James 2:14

Context Readings

Faith And Works

13 For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. 14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,


Cross References

James 1:22-25

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Jeremiah 7:8

"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Matthew 5:20

"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 7:21-23

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Matthew 7:26-27

"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Luke 6:49

"But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."

Acts 8:13

Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.

Acts 8:21

"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

Acts 15:9

and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

Romans 2:25

For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 15:2

by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

1 Corinthians 16:22

If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed Maranatha.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

1 Thessalonians 1:3

constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,

1 Timothy 1:5

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

Titus 3:8

This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.

Hebrews 11:7-8

By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Hebrews 11:17

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

James 2:16

and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?

James 2:18

But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

James 2:26

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

2 Peter 1:5

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

1 John 5:4-5

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

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