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Selection: James 2:- 2:Intro Faith to be held without a respect to persons -- Of faith and works.

2:1 My brethren, ye cannot have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, and yet have respect to persons.

2:2 Now if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool;

2:4 Are ye not then in yourselves partial judges, and become evil in your thoughts?

2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

2:8 If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well;

2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

2:10 For whosoever shall, save in one point, keep the whole law, he is guilty of all.

2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

2:14 What profit is it, my brethren, for a man to say he hath faith, and hath not works? can faith save him?

2:15 Yea, a man may say, I will show thee I have faith without works; but I say, show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

2:16 For if a brother or sister be naked and destitute, and one of you say, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled; notwithstanding he give not those things which are needful to the body; what profit is your faith unto such?

2:17 Even so faith, if it have not works is dead, being alone.

2:18 Therefore wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead and cannot save you?

2:19 Thou believest there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble; thou hast made thyself like unto them, not being justified.

2:20 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

2:21 Seest thou how works wrought with his faith, and by works was faith made perfect?

2:22 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.

2:23 Ye see then that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

2:24 Likewise also Rahab the harlot was justified by works, when she had received the messengers and sent them out another way.

2:25 For, as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.

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