Thematic Bible

James 2:1 (show verse)

My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality.

James 2:2 (show verse)

For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;

James 2:3 (show verse)

and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"

James 2:4 (show verse)

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

James 2:5 (show verse)

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

James 2:6 (show verse)

But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?

James 2:7 (show verse)

Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?

James 2:8 (show verse)

However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.

James 2:9 (show verse)

But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

James 2:10 (show verse)

For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

James 2:11 (show verse)

For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.

James 2:12 (show verse)

So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.

James 2:13 (show verse)

For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 2:14 (show verse)

What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?

James 2:15 (show verse)

And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,

James 2:16 (show verse)

and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it?

James 2:17 (show verse)

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.

James 2:18 (show verse)

Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

James 2:19 (show verse)

You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

James 2:20 (show verse)

But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?

James 2:21 (show verse)

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

James 2:22 (show verse)

You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;

James 2:23 (show verse)

and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.

James 2:24 (show verse)

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

James 2:25 (show verse)

In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?

James 2:26 (show verse)

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.