Having no respect of persons among the brothers
, do not hold the 1bfaith
of our Lord Jesus Christ 2of cglory
For if there comes into your 1synagogue
a man with agold
rings in splendid clothing, and there also comes in a bpoor
man in filthy clothing,
And you look upon the one wearing the splendid clothing and say, You sit here in a good place, and to the poor man you say, You stand there, or sit under my footstool;
Have you not made 1adistinctions 2among
yourselves and become judges with evil reasonings?
Listen, my beloved brothers: Did not God achoose
the poor 1in
the world to be brich
in faith and heirs of the 2ckingdom
, which He dpromised
to those who 3elove
But you have adishonored
the poor. Is it not the brich who
oppress you and is it not
they who cdrag
you to the 1courts
Is it not they who
blaspheme the 1honorable aname 2by
which you are called?
If indeed you are fulfilling the 1royal
law according to the Scripture, "You shall 2alove
your neighbor as yourself,'' you do well;
But if you arespect
persons, you 1commit
sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
For whoever 1keeps
the whole alaw
yet stumbles in bone point
has become guilty of all.
For He who said, Do not commit aadultery
, also said, Do not murder. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
speak and so do as those who are to be ajudged
by the 2blaw
For the judgment is without amercy
to him who has shown no mercy; mercy 1triumphs
Being justified by works in relations with the believers
What is the profit, my brothers, if anyone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith 1save
If a brother or sister 1is awithout
clothing and lacks daily food,
And any one of you says to them, 1Go
in peace, be warmed and filled, yet you do anot
give them the 2necessities
of the body, what is the profit?
So also 1faith
, if it does not have works, is adead 2in
But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my aworks
You believe that God is aone
. You do well; the bdemons
also believe and shudder.
But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith without its works is 1useless
Was not Abraham our father justified by works in that he offered up aIsaac
his son upon the altar?
You see that afaith
worked together with his works, and by these works faith was perfected.
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham abelieved
God, and it was baccounted
to him as righteousness''; and he was called the cfriend
You see that a man is 1justified
and not by bfaith
And in like manner was not also aRahab
the harlot justified by works in that she received the messengers and 1sent them
out by a different way?
For just as the body without the 1spirit
is dead, so also faith without works is adead