Parallel Verses

Worrell New Testament

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

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?

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 the judgment is without mercy to him who showed no mercy: mercy exults over judgment. 14 What profit is it, my brethren, if anyone says he has faith, but has not works; can such faith save him? 15 If a brother or a sister be naked, and in want of daily food,


Cross References

James 1:22-25

And become doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.

Galatians 5:6

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

Galatians 5:6

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

Matthew 5:20

For I say to you that, unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 7:21-23

"Not every one who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of My Father in Heaven.

Matthew 7:26-27

"And every one who hears these words of Mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who, indeed, built his house upon the sand:

Luke 6:49

But he who heard and did not, is like a man who built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream broke, and straightway it collapsed; and the ruin of that house was great."

Acts 8:13

And Simon also himself believed; and, having been immersed, he was adhering closely to Philip; and, beholding the signs and great miracles being done, he was amazed.

Acts 8:21

You have no part nor lot in this matter; for your heart is not right before God.

Acts 15:9

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

Romans 2:25

For circumcision, indeed, profits, if you do the law; but, if you are transgressors of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

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

1 Corinthians 15:2

through which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I proclaimed to you, unless ye believed in vain.

1 Corinthians 16:22

If anyone loves not the Lord, let him be accursed, when the Lord cometh!

Galatians 5:13

For ye were called to freedom, brethren; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve one another;

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace ye have been saved through faith: and this, not of yourselves, it is the gift of God:

1 Thessalonians 1:3

remembering, without ceasing, your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

1 Timothy 1:5

But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and of faith unfeigned;

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which is present and that to come.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God; but by their works they deny Him; being abominable, and disobedient, and for every good work worthless.

Titus 3:8

Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I will that you affirm confidently, that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Hebrews 11:7-8

By faith Noah, being divinely instructed concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Hebrews 11:17

By faith Abraham, when tried, has offered up Isaac; yea, he who gladly received the promises was offering up his only begotten son,

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried away by manifold and strange teachings; for it is good that the heart be established with grace, not with foods, in which those who occupied themselves were not profited.

James 2:16

and one of you say to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," but ye give them not the things needful for the body, what does it profit?

James 2:18

But some one will say, "You have faith, and I have works": show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:26

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.

2 Peter 1:5

and, even for this very reason, adding all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;

1 John 5:4-5

because all that has been begotten of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.

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