Having no respect of persons among the brothers
, do not hold the 1bfaith
of our Lord Jesus Christ 2of cglory
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,
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;
you not made 1adistinctions 2among
yourselves and become judges with evil reasonings?
, 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
you have adishonored
the poor. Is it not the brich who
oppress you and is it not
they who cdrag
you to the 1courts
it not they who
blaspheme the 1honorable aname 2by
which you are called?
indeed you are fulfilling the 1royal
law according to the Scripture,"You shall 2alove
your neighbor as yourself,'' you do well;
if you arespect
persons, you 1commit
sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
the whole alaw
yet stumbles in bone point
has become guilty of all.
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
the judgment is without amercy
to him who has shown no mercy; mercy 1triumphs
Being justified by works in relations with the believers
is the profit, my brothers, if anyone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith 1save
a brother or sister 1is awithout
clothing and lacks daily food,
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?
, if it does not have works, is adead 2in
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
believe that God is aone
. You do well; the bdemons
also believe and shudder.
are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith without its works is 1useless
not Abraham our father justified by works in that he offered up aIsaac
his son upon the altar?
see that afaith
worked together with his works, and by these works faith was perfected.
the Scripture was fulfilled which says,"And Abraham abelieved
God, and it was baccounted
to him as righteousness''; and he was called the cfriend
see that a man is 1justified
and not by bfaith
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?
just as the body without the 1spirit
is dead, so also faith without works is adead