“Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:18 But one - Who judges better. Will say - To such a vain talker. Show me, if thou canst, thy faith without thy works.
Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, etc. One may claim works, another faith. They must go hand in hand. One cannot show faith without works. The life lived is the proof of the faith held. If a man lives in obedience to Christ, that is proof that he has faith in Christ.