Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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, idle boaster, are you willing to be taught how it is that faith apart from obedience is worthless? Take the case of Abraham our forefather. 21 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? 22 You notice that his faith was co-operating with his actions, and that by his actions his faith was perfected;


Cross References

Matthew 3:9

and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.

Matthew 12:37

For each of you by his words shall be justified, or by his words shall be condemned."

Matthew 25:31-40

"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit upon His glorious throne,

Luke 1:73

The oath which He swore to Abraham our forefather,

Luke 16:24

So he cried aloud, and said, "'Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'

Luke 16:30

"'No, father Abraham,' he pleaded; 'but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

John 8:39

"Our father is Abraham," they said. "If you were Abraham's children," replied Jesus, "it is Abraham's deeds that you would be doing.

John 8:53

Are you really greater than our forefather Abraham? For he died. And the prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

Acts 7:2

The reply of Stephen was, "Sirs--brethren and fathers--listen to me. God Most Glorious appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was living in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,

Romans 3:20

For on the ground of obedience to Law no man living will be declared righteous before Him. Law simply brings a sure knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:1

What then shall we say that Abraham, our earthly forefather, has gained?

Romans 4:12

and the forefather of the circumcised, namely of those who not merely are circumcised, but also walk in the steps of the faith which our forefather Abraham had while he was as yet uncircumcised.

Romans 4:16

All depends on faith, and for this reason--that acceptance with God might be an act of pure grace,

James 2:18

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.

James 2:24

You all see that it is because of actions that a man is pronounced righteous, and not simply because of faith.

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