2 My brethren, have not athe faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, bthe Lord of glory, cwith respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your †assembly a man with a gold ring, in dgoodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3 And ye ehave respect to him that weareth the dgay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here ||in a good place; and fsay to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4 Are ye not then gipartial in yourselves, and are become judges of hievil thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God klchosen the poor of this world mrich in faith, and nheirs of ||othe kingdom pwhich he hath promised to qthem that love him? 6 But ye have rdespised the poor. Do not rich men soppress you, and tdraw you ubefore the judgment seats? 7 Do not they vblaspheme that worthy name wby the which ye are called? 8 If ye fulfil xthe royal law according to xxthe scripture, yThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9 But cif ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are zconvinced of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet aoffend in one point, bhe is cguilty of all. 11 For ||he that said, dDo not commit adultery, said also, dDo not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by ethe law of liberty. 13 For fhe shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and gmercy ||rejoiceth against judgment.
14 hWhat doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 jIf a brother or sister be knaked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And lone of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; mnotwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; hwhat doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being †alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith ||without thy works, and I will nshew thee omy faith by my works. 19 pThou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: qthe devils also rbelieve, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O svain man, that faith twithout works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, uwhen he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 ||Seest thou vhow faith wrought with his works, and wby works was faith made perfect? 23 And xthe scripture was fulfilled which saith, yAbraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called zthe Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that aby works a man is justified, and anot by faith only. 25 Likewise also bwas not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had creceived the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body dwithout the ||spirit is dead, so faith dwithout works is dead also.
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