Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

King James Version

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Holman Bible

Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?

International Standard Version

Our ancestor Abraham was justified by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar, wasn't he?

A Conservative Version

Was not Abraham our father made righteous from works, having offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

American Standard Version

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Amplified

Was our father Abraham not [shown to be] justified by works [of obedience which expressed his faith] when he offered Isaac his son on the altar [as a sacrifice to God]?

An Understandable Version

Was not our forefather Abraham made right with God by deeds [of obedience] when he offered his son Isaac [as a sacrifice] on the Altar?

Anderson New Testament

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

Bible in Basic English

Was not the righteousness of Abraham our father judged by his works, when he made an offering of Isaac his son on the altar?

Common New Testament

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

Daniel Mace New Testament

was not our father Abraham treated as just, in consequence of his actions, when he had attempted to sacrifice his son upon the altar?

Darby Translation

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Godbey New Testament

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, having offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

Goodspeed New Testament

Was not our forefather Abraham made upright for his good deeds, for offering his son Isaac on the altar?

John Wesley New Testament

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Julia Smith Translation

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, having brought up Isaac his son upon the altar

King James 2000

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Was not Abraham our father justified by works [when he] offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

Modern King James verseion

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Was not Abraham our father justified through works when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Moffatt New Testament

When our father Abraham offered his son Isaac on the altar, was he not justified by what he did?

Montgomery New Testament

Was not Abraham our ancestor justified by deeds, in that he offered up Isaac, his son, upon the altar?

NET Bible

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?

New Heart English Bible

Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

Noyes New Testament

Was not Abraham our father accepted as righteous through works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Sawyer New Testament

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

The Emphasized Bible

Abraham our father, was it not, by works, he was declared righteous - when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Was not our father Abraham justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Look at our ancestor, Abraham. Was not it the result of his actions that he was pronounced righteous after he had offered his son, Isaac, on the altar?

Webster

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Weymouth New Testament

Was it, or was it not, because of his actions that he was declared to be righteous as the result of his having offered up his son Isaac upon the altar?

Williams New Testament

Was not our forefather Abraham shown to be upright by his good deeds, namely, by offering Isaac his son upon the altar?

World English Bible

Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

Worrell New Testament

Was not Abraham, our father, justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

Worsley New Testament

consider, Was not our father Abraham justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar?

Youngs Literal Translation

Abraham our father -- was not he declared righteous out of works, having brought up Isaac his son upon the altar?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Was not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

G11
Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἀναφέρω 
Anaphero 
offer up, bear, offer, bring up, lead up, carry up
Usage: 10

Ἰσαάκ 
Isaak 
Usage: 15

his

Usage: 0

son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Images James 2:21

Prayers for James 2:21

Questions on James 2:21

Context Readings

Faith And Works

20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;


Cross References

Genesis 22:16-18

and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:9-12

Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.

Joshua 24:3

Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Isaiah 51:2

“Look to Abraham your father
And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;
When he was but one I called him,
Then I blessed him and multiplied him.”

Matthew 3:9

and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

Matthew 12:37

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 25:31-40

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.

Luke 1:73

The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,

Luke 16:24

And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’

Luke 16:30

But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’

John 8:39

They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus *said to them, If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.

John 8:53

Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”

Acts 7:2

And he said, “Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,

Romans 3:20

because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:1

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?

Romans 4:12

and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.

Romans 4:16

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

James 2:18

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.”

James 2:24

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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