Parallel Verses

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?

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 benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.]

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?

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?

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?

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?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ὄφελος 
Ophelos 
Usage: 3

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

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

say
λέγω 
Lego 
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 
Usage: 79

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:14

References

Images James 2:14

Prayers for James 2:14

Context Readings

Faith And Works

13 For he who shows no mercy will have judgement given against him without mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgement. 14 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? 15 Suppose a Christian brother or sister is poorly clad or lacks daily food,


Cross References

James 1:22-25

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only faith working through love.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only faith working through love.

Matthew 5:20

For I assure you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will certainly not find entrance into the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Matthew 7:21-23

"Not every one who says to me, 'Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.

Matthew 7:26-27

And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand.

Luke 6:49

But he who has heard and not practised is like a man who has built a house upon the soft soil without a foundation, against which the torrent bursts, and immediately it collapses, and terrible is the wreck and ruin of that house."

Acts 8:13

Simon himself also believed, and after being baptized remained in close attendance on Philip, and was full of amazement at seeing such signs and such great miracles performed.

Acts 8:21

No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight.

Acts 15:9

and He made no difference between us and them, in that He cleansed their hearts by their faith.

Romans 2:25

Circumcision does indeed profit, if you obey the Law; but if you are a Law-breaker, the fact that you have been circumcised counts for nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

If I possess the gift of prophecy and am versed in all mysteries and all knowledge, and have such absolute faith that I can remove mountains, but am destitute of Love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 15:2

through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.

1 Corinthians 16:22

If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.

Galatians 5:13

You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--

1 Thessalonians 1:3

For we never fail to remember your works of faith and labours of love and your persistent and unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father;

1 Timothy 1:5

But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 4:8

Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God; but in their actions they disown Him, and are detestable and disobedient men, and for any good work are utterly useless.

Titus 3:8

This is a faithful saying, and on these various points I would have you insist strenuously, in order that those who have their faith fixed on God may be careful to set an example of good actions. For these are not only good in themselves, but are also useful to mankind.

Hebrews 11:7-8

Through faith Noah, being divinely taught about things as yet unseen, reverently gave heed and built an ark for the safety of his family, and by this act he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which depends on faith.

Hebrews 11:17

Through faith Abraham, as soon as God put him to the test, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had joyfully welcomed the promises was on the point of sacrificing his only son

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be drawn aside by all sorts of strange teaching; for it is well to have the heart made stedfast through God's grace, and not by special kinds of food, from which those who scrupulously attend to them have derived no benefit.

James 2:16

and one of you says to them, "I wish you well; keep yourselves warm and well fed," and yet you do not give them what they need; what is the use of that?

James 2:18

Nay, some one will say, "You have faith, I have actions: prove to me your faith apart from corresponding actions and I will prove mine to you by my actions.

James 2:26

For just as a human body without a spirit is lifeless, so also faith is lifeless if it is unaccompanied by obedience.

2 Peter 1:5

But for this very reason--adding, on your part, all earnestness-- along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge;

1 John 5:4-5

For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle which has overcome the world is our faith.

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