Parallel Verses

Amplified

So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Even so faith, if it does not have works, is dead in and of 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 him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). 18 But someone will say [to you then], You [say you] have faith, and I have [good] works. Now you show me your [alleged] faith apart from any [good] works [if you can], and I by [good] works [of obedience] will show you my faith.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:5

Whereas the object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere (unfeigned) faith.

James 2:14

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]?

James 2:26

For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.

James 2:19-20

You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as make a man's hair stand on end and contract the surface of his skin]!

2 Peter 1:5-9

For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),

1 Corinthians 13:3

Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And so faith, hope, love abide [faith -- "conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope -- "joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love -- "true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

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