“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.