E. Being Justified by Works
in Relations with the Believers
14 What is the profit, my brothers, if anyone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith 1save him?
15 If a brother or sister 1is awithout clothing and lacks daily food,
16 And 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?
17 So also 1faith, if it does not have works, is adead 2in itself.
18 But 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.
19 You believe that God is aone. You do well; the bdemons also believe and shudder.
20 But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith without its works is 1useless?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works in that he offered up aIsaac his son upon the altar?
22 You see that afaith worked together with his works, and by these works faith was perfected.
23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham abelieved God, and it was baccounted to him as righteousness''; and he was called the cfriend of God.
24 You see that a man is 1justified by aworks and not by bfaith only.
25 And 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?
26 For just as the body without the 1spirit is dead, so also faith without works is adead.