James 2:15-26

15 a  If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 b  and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good
Or benefit
is that?
17So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith d  apart from your works, and I will show you my faith e  by my works. 19 f  You believe that God is one; you do well. Even g  the demons believeand shudder! 20Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 h  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that i  faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed j  by his works; 23and the Scripture was fulfilled that says k  Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a l  friend of God. 24You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25And in the same way was not also m  Rahab the prostitute justified by works n  when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

1 John 3:17

17But o  if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet p  closes his heart against him q  how does God’s love abide in him?

1 John 4:20

20 r  If anyone says, “I love God,” and s  hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot
Some manuscripts how can he
love God u  whom he has not seen.
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