Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

King James Version

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Holman Bible

In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.

International Standard Version

In the same way, faith by itself, if it does not prove itself with actions, is dead.

A Conservative Version

So also faith, if it has no works, is dead by itself.

American Standard Version

Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Amplified

So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].

An Understandable Version

In the same way, if [your] faith does not have [good] deeds [to accompany it], it is dead, [because it stands] alone.

Anderson New Testament

So, also, faith, if it has not works, is dead, being by itself.

Bible in Basic English

Even so faith without works is dead.

Common New Testament

So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

Daniel Mace New Testament

just so faith, if it be not operative, is intirely lifeless.

Darby Translation

So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.

Godbey New Testament

So indeed faith, if it may not have works, is dead, as to itself.

Goodspeed New Testament

So faith by itself, if it has no good deeds to show, is dead.

John Wesley New Testament

So likewise faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself.

Julia Smith Translation

So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.

King James 2000

Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus also faith, if it does not have works, is dead by itself.

Modern King James verseion

Even so, if it does not have works, faith is dead, being by itself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even so faith, if it have no deeds, is dead in itself.

Moffatt New Testament

So faith, unless it has deeds, is dead in itself.

Montgomery New Testament

In just the same way faith, if it have not deeds, is by itself a lifeless thing.

NET Bible

So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.

New Heart English Bible

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.

Noyes New Testament

So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself.

Sawyer New Testament

So also faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

The Emphasized Bible

So, also, faith, if it have not works, is dead, by itself.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead itself.

Twentieth Century New Testament

In just the same way faith, if not followed by actions, is, by itself, a lifeless thing.

Webster

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Weymouth New Testament

So also faith, if it is unaccompanied by obedience, has no life in it--so long as it stands alone.

Williams New Testament

So faith by itself, if it has no deeds to back it up, is dead.

World English Bible

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.

Worrell New Testament

Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Worsley New Testament

so faith, if it have not works, being alone, is dead.

Youngs Literal Translation

so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

it hath
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

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

Images James 2:17

Prayers for James 2:17

Context Readings

Faith And Works

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? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 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.”


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:5

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

James 2:14

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

James 2:26

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

James 2:19-20

You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

2 Peter 1:5-9

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

1 Corinthians 13:3

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:13

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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,

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