James 2 :17

James 2 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Even so faith without works is dead.

Webster's Revision

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

World English Bible

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

English Revised Version (ERV)

Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

Definitions for James 2 :17

Clarke's Commentary on James 2 :17

If it hath not works, is dead - The faith that does not produce works of charity and mercy is without the living principle which animates all true faith, that is, love to God and love to man. They had faith, such as a man has who credits a well-circumstanced relation because it has all the appearance of truth; but they had nothing of that faith that a sinner, convinced of his sinfulness, God's purity, and the strictness of the Divine laws, is obliged to exert in the Lord Jesus, in order to be saved from his sins.

Barnes's Commentary on James 2 :17

Wesley's Commentary on James 2 :17

2:17 So likewise that faith which hath not works is a mere dead, empty notion; of no more profit to him that hath it, than the bidding the naked be clothed is to him.
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