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

  • Bruce
    God wrote in His Word, "Faith without works is dead".
  • Don H
    In my 2017 New Year group email I wrote," Faith Without Works Adds No Value ". Many say I'm praying for you when they have the means to help you. The believer of low esteem ( in need) should rejoice in that his outreach should be met by the brother who has. Both have faith and both have works.
  • Bruce
    Many will say to me in that day,Lord ,Lord, have we not------in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them,I never knew you: depart from me,you workers of iniquity. Matthew 7:22-23. Many churches and others, are feeding the hungry,helping with bills, clothing,housing--- and will hear depart for me you workers of iniquity. Doing? What the word says! Revelations 20:15
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus one thing we know if Jesus Spirit is not in us we cannot do the things the word tells us because if we do not have Jesus spirit we are not his we are sinner so be very sure u have the Holy Ghost living I side of U he make everthing. Easier if we do not have the Holy Ghost we Will live in Hell for ever. Check your self amen
  • Owani moses
    In verse 26 'faith' and 'work' are complementary its like vichle and petrol in which if one of them is missing then the other like vichle is useless so its like faith and work are complementary
  • Bruce
    G-W: Helping others in need is a good thing,but stealing from God is not! Malachi 3:8-11. Helping others usually gives a warm fuzzy feeling,are we again taken something that's not ours? A tithe,the glory,a lie:using money or things that belong to someone else is not us helping the needy.
    Sin upon sin will it ever end?Thanks be to God. 1 John1:6-9,2:1. (All of 1 John) the best help "salvation"

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