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My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you?
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What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him?
James 2:16 And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit?
Jeremiah 7:8 Behold you put your trust in lying words, which shall not profit you:
Romans 2:25 Circumcision profiteth indeed, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
1 Corinthians 13:3 And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise is profitable to little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
Hebrews 13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.
James 2:18,26 But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith. . . .
James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. . . .
Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 7:21-23,26,27 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . .
Luke 6:49 But he that heareth and doth not is like to a man building his house upon the earth without a foundation: against which the stream beat vehemently. And immediately it fell: and the ruin of that house was great.
Acts 8:13,21 Then Simon himself believed also and, being baptized, he adhered to Philip. And being astonished, wondered to see the signs and exceeding great miracles which were done. . . .
Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha.
Galatians 5:6,13 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity. . . .
1 Thessalonians 1:3 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.
1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him: being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.
Titus 3:8 It is a faithful saying. And these things I will have thee affirm constantly, that they who believe in God may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Hebrews 11:7,8,17 By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith. . . .
2 Peter 1:5 And you, employing all care, minister in your faith, virtue: And in virtue, knowledge:
1 John 5:4,5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. And this is the victory which overcameth the world: Our faith. . . .
1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God. . . .
ContextFaith and Works
13For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment. 14What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? 15And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food:…
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