Parallel Verses

Amplified

Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac?

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?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac 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 Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless? 21 Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac? 22 You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.


Cross References

Genesis 22:16-18

And said, I have sworn by Myself, says the Lord, that since you have done this and have not withheld [from Me] or begrudged [giving Me] your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:9-12

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there; then he laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar on the wood.

Joshua 24:3

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

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is [in himself] righteous or justified.

Isaiah 51:2

Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him when he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.

Matthew 3:9

And do not presume to say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our forefather; for I tell you, God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

Matthew 12:37

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

Matthew 25:31-40

When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

Luke 1:73

That covenant He sealed by oath to our forefather Abraham:

Luke 16:24

And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.

Luke 16:30

But he answered, No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent ( change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins).

John 8:39

They retorted, Abraham is our father. Jesus said, If you were [truly] Abraham's children, then you would do the works of Abraham [follow his example, do as Abraham did].

John 8:53

Are You greater than our father Abraham? He died, and all the prophets died! Who do You make Yourself out to be?

Acts 7:2

And he answered, Brethren and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was still in Mesopotamia, before he [went to] live in Haran,

Romans 3:20

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

Romans 4:1

[But] if so, what shall we say about Abraham, our forefather humanly speaking -- "[what did he] find out? [How does this affect his position, and what was gained by him?]

Romans 4:12

As well as [that he be made] the father of those circumcised persons who are not merely circumcised, but also walk in the way of that faith which our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

Romans 4:16

Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants -- "not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.

James 2:18

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.

James 2:24

You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith [through works of obedience as well as by what he believes].

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