Pristine Grace

Jas 2:1-26, (KJV)
1  My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2  For 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;
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:
4  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
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?
6  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7  Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
8  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
9  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
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.
12  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13  For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
14  What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23  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.
24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Jas 2:1-26, (MKJV)
1  My brothers, do not have the faith of our Lord Christ, the Lord of glory, with respecter of faces.
2  For if there comes a gold-fingered man in fancy clothing into your assembly, and if there also comes in a poor man in shabby clothing,
3  and if you have respect to him who has the fancy clothing and say to him, You sit here in a good place, and say to the poor, You stand there, or sit here under my footstool;
4  Did you not make a difference among yourselves and became judges with evil thoughts?
5  Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?
6  But you dishonored the poor one. Do not rich men oppress you and draw you before the judgment seats?
7  Do they not blaspheme that worthy Name by which you are called?
8  If you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
9  But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
10  For whoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point , he is guilty of all.
11  For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." But if you do not commit adultery, yet if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
12  So speak and do as those who shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13  For he who has shown no mercy shall have judgment without mercy, and mercy exults over judgment.
14  My brothers, what profit is it if a man says he has faith and does not have works? Can faith save him?
15  If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
16  and if one of you says to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, but you do not give them those things which are needful to the body, what good is it ?
17  Even so, if it does not have works, faith is dead, being by itself.
18  But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith from my works.
19  You believe that there is one God, you do well; even the demons believe and tremble.
20  But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22  Do you see how faith worked with his works, and from the works faith was made complete?
23  And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness, and he was called the friend of God."
24  You see then how a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
25  And in the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she had received the messengers and had sent them out another way?
26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Jas 2:1-26, (NASB)
1  My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism.
2  For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
3  and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"
4  have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?
5  Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
6  But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?
7  Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
8  If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.
9  But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
10  For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
11  For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
12  So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.
13  For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
14  What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
15  If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
16  and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
17  Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
18  But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
19  You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
20  But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
22  You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
23  and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.
24  You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
25  In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
26  For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Jas 2:1-26, (LITV)
1  My brothers, do not with partiality have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
2  For if a gold-fingered man in splendid clothing comes into your synagogue, and a poor one in shabby clothing also comes in;
3  and you look on the one wearing the splendid clothing, and say to him, You sit here comfortably; and to the poor one you say, You stand there, or, Sit here under my footstool;
4  did you not also make a difference among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5  Hear, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to the ones loving Him?
6  But you dishonored the poor one. Do not the rich ones oppress you, and they drag you to judgment seats?
7  Do they not blaspheme the good Name called on you?
8  If you truly fulfill the royal Law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well. Lev. 19:18
9  But if you have partiality you work sin, being reproved by the Law as transgressors.
10  For whoever shall keep all the Law, but stumbles in one, he has become guilty of all.
11  For He who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Ex. 20:14, 13; Deut. 5:18, 17 But if you do not commit adultery, but commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the Law.
12  So speak and so do as being about to be judged through a Law of freedom.
13  For judgment will be without mercy to the one not doing mercy. And mercy rejoices over judgment.
14  My brothers, what is the gain if anyone says he has faith, but he does not have works? Is the faith able to save him?
15  But if a brother or a sister is naked and may be lacking in daily food,
16  and any one of you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, but does not give them the things the body needs, what gain is it?
17  So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.
18  But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith out of my works.
19  You believe that God is One. You do well; even the demons believe and shudder.
20  But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
21  Was not our father Abraham justified by works offering up his son Isaac on the altar? Gen. 22:9
22  You see that faith worked with his works; and out of the works the faith was made perfected.
23  And the Scripture was fulfilled, saying, "And Abraham believed God, and it was counted for righteousness to him;" and he was called, Friend of God. Gen. 15:6; Isa. 41:8
24  You see, then, that a man is justified out of works, and not out of faith only.
25  But in the same way Rahab the harlot was also justified out of works, having received the messengers, and sending them out by another way.
26  For as the body is dead apart from the spirit, so also faith is dead apart from works.

John Gill Commentary

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