“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:17 So likewise that faith which hath not works is a mere dead, empty notion; of no more profit to him that hath it, than the bidding the naked be clothed is to him.
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works. Faith that has no power to bring one to obedience and to sway the life is as worthless as good wishes which end in words. Is dead, being alone. It cannot stand alone and be of any avail. Only when it shows its power in works is it of the slightest value.