Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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 will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 See how faith worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?


Cross References

Genesis 22:16-18

And said, By myself have I sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:

Genesis 22:9-12

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

Joshua 24:3

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants, and gave him Isaac.

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Isaiah 51:2

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Matthew 3:9

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Matthew 12:37

For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.

Matthew 25:31-40

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Luke 1:73

The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,

Luke 16:24

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

Luke 16:30

And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

John 8:39

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:53

Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom make you yourself?

Acts 7:2

And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,

Romans 3:20

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:1

What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found?

Romans 4:12

And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

Romans 4:16

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the descendants; not to those only who are of the law, but to those also who are of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

James 2:18

Yea, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:24

You see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

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