James 2:24

“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye see then, how that by workes a man is iustified, and not by faith only.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You see that a man's righteousness is judged by his works and not by his faith only.
- Basic English Bible

Ye see that a man is justified on the principle of works, and not on the principle of faith only.
- Darby Bible

Ye see then that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
- Webster's Bible

You all see that it is because of actions that a man is pronounced righteous, and not simply because of faith.
- Weymouth Bible

You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
- World English Bible

Ye seen that a man is iustified of werkis, and not of feith oneli.
- Wycliffe Bible

Ye see, then, that out of works is man declared righteous, and not out of faith only;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:24


2:24 Ye see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only - St. Paul, on the other band, declares, A man is justified by faith, and not by works, #Rom 3:28|. And yet there is no contradiction between the apostles: because, They do not speak of the same faith: St. Paul speaking of living faith; St. James here, of dead faith. They do not speak of the same works: St. Paul speaking of works antecedent to faith; St. James, of works subsequent to it.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:24


Jas 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. The case of Abraham proves that the justifying faith is a working faith.

Discussion for James 2

  • Taylor
    I really so love this scripture and or helps me to get on with my day and it helps me to remain on thinking that if I want something to happen that u have not to just believe, but to also put forth the work after it.
  • Lilian
    FAITH IS A GIFT FROM GOD AND IT COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. WITHOUT HEARING AND MEDITATING HIS WORDS ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM. IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER IN CHRIST AND HIS WORDS YOU MUST BE A DOER ALSO. THRU OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORDS IT CAN SAVE OUR SOUL. LIKE JESUS HAS A PERFECT OBEDIENCE TO OUR FATHER AND TO HIS WORDS BY FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES . LET OUR BODY BE HOLY FOR GOD IS HOLY.
  • Blessed
    @Sylvia The only sin the Lord will not forgive anyone for is the blasphemy of the holy ghost Mark 3:28-30
  • Gwendolyn Daniel
    God speaks and should listen
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Eric
    All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Bible Options