Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

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

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.

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


Cross References

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.

James 2:14

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?

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.

James 2:19-20

You believe that God is one, and you are quite right: evil spirits also believe this, and shudder."

2 Peter 1:5-9

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 Corinthians 13:3

And if I distribute all my possessions to the poor, and give up my body to be burned, but am destitute of Love, it profits me nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And so there remain Faith, Hope, Love--these three; and of these the greatest is Love.

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;

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