James 2:25

“Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Likewise also, was not Rahab the harlot iustified by works, when she had receiued the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the same way, was not the righteousness of Rahab, the loose woman, judged by her works, when she took into her house those who were sent and let them go out by another way?
- Basic English Bible

But was not in like manner also Rahab the harlot justified on the principle of works, when she had received the messengers and put [them] forth by another way?
- Darby Bible

Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
- Webster's Bible

In the same way also was not the notorious sinner Rahab declared to be righteous because of her actions when she welcomed the spies and hurriedly helped them to escape another way?
- Weymouth Bible

In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
- World English Bible

In lijk maner, and whether also Raab, the hoore, was not iustified of werkis, and resseyuede the messangeris, and sente hem out bi anothir weie?
- Wycliffe Bible

and in like manner also Rahab the harlot -- was she not out of works declared righteous, having received the messengers, and by another way having sent forth?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:25


2:25 After Abraham, the father of the Jews, the apostle cites Rahab, a woman, and a sinner of the gentiles; to show, that in every nation and sex true faith produces works, and is perfected by them; that is, by the grace of God working in the believer, while he is showing his faith by his works.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:25


Jas 2:25 Likewise also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works? See PNT "Heb 11:31". This is one of the long roll of examples of faith shown by works given by Paul.

Discussion for James 2

  • Suzan
    To except everyone of who they are regardless to their race,wealth etc. .
  • if the devils believe,why do we doubt?if the decievers believe,how much more should we,who profess a faith in God
  • Bis.Dr. Tony W. Leonarf for verse 10
    I must remain prayful
  • Theresa
    If you break a commandment, I believe God forgives if we are truly sorry in our hearts
  • God does not need our good works to be God but people do need our good works to show Christ to them. Salvation is of Christ crucified and ressurected as a substitute for us not of our works. Amen
  • Our heart should always be in alignment with the word of God. Always check the motives of why you do what you do ..Guard your heart with all deligance ,for out of it is the issues of life. Remember how the Lord loved you without being partial, he loved us while we were yet sinners. I'm reminded to stay focused on Gods love,that's the only thing that never fails

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