1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 It is not agreeable to Christian profession to regard the rich, and to despise the poor brethren: 13 rather we are to be loving and merciful: 14 and not to boast of faith where no deeds are, 17 which is but a dead faith, 19 the faith of devils, 21 not of Abraham, 25 and Rahab.
2:1 ¶ My brethren, do not, with respect for persons, be holding the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory.
2:2 For, if there enter into your synagogue a man wearing gold rings in gay clothing, and there enter a destitute man also, in soiled clothing,
2:3 And ye eye him that hath on the gay clothing, and say, Thou, be sitting here, pleasantly,and, unto the destitute man, sayThou, stand, or sit there under my footstool,
2:4 Would ye not have been led to make distinctions among yourselves, and have become judges with wicked reasonings?
2:5 Hearken! my brethren beloved:Hath not, God, chosen the destitute in the world [to be] rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
2:6 Whereas, ye, have dishonoured the destitute man! Do not, the rich, oppress you? and, themselves, drag you into courts of justice?
2:7 Do not, they, defame the noble name which hath been invoked upon you?
2:8 ¶ If ye are, indeed, fulfilling, a royal law, according to the scriptureThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, nobly, are ye doing;
2:9 But, if ye are shewing respect of persons, sin, are ye working, being convicted by the law as transgressors!
2:10 For, a man who shall keep, the whole law, but shall stumble in one thing, hath become, for all things, liable,
2:11 For, he that hath saidDo not commit adultery, hath also saidDo not commit murder,now, if thou dost not commit adultery, but dost commit murder, thou hast become a transgressor of law.
2:12 So, be speaking, and, so, doing, as they who, through means of a law of freedom, are about to be judged;
2:13 For, the judgment, [will be] without mercy, unto him that hath shewed no mercy: Mercy, boasteth, over judgment.
2:14 ¶ What profit, my brethren,if one should be saying he hath, faith, but hath not, works; can his faith save him?
2:15 If, a brother or sister, should be naked, and coming short of the daily food,
2:16 And one from among you should say unto themWithdraw in peace, be getting warmed and fed, but should not give them the things needful for the body, What the profit?
2:17 So, also, faith, if it have not works, is dead, by itself.
2:18 But one will say,Thou, hast faith, and, I, have works, show me thy faith apart from thy works, and, I, unto thee, will shew, by my works, my faith.
2:19 Thou believest that God is, one: thou doest, wellEven the demons believe, and shudder!
2:20 But art thou willing to learn, O empty man! that, faith, apart from works, is, idle?
2:21 Abraham our father, was it not, by works, he was declared righteouswhen he offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
2:22 Thou seest that, his faith, had been working together with his works, and by his works did his faith become full-grown,
2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saithAnd Abraham believed God, And it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and, God's friend, was he called:
2:24 Ye see thatby works, a man is declared righteous, and not by faith alone.
2:25 And, in like manner also, Rahab the harlot, Was it not, by works, she was declared righteous, when she gave welcome unto the messengers, and, by another way, urged them forth?
2:26 Just as, the body, apart from spirit, is dead, so, our faith also, apart from works, is dead.
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