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

  • A disciple
    "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" If anyone thinks that by only "believing" and "parroting" some verses, that God is going to overlook his unholy life and hypocrisy, he's in for a terrible awakening!
  • Steve
    Faith without works is dead. Up to six months ago I lived a life of hypocritical Faith . After a serious accident, The Holy Spirit has dealt severely with me. As a teacher and minister the works I did were counted as dirty rags, because of hypocritical Faith. Always thank God for His chastisment....it means He loves you.Thank the merciful God of second chances. Allow Him to open your eyes now.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: This verse is showing that if one is showing favoritism this is considered a sin to God.
  • Jim
    Faith is action, not just talk but walk also, the Christian life is not fake or phony. a person can fool other people but you can not fool the All Mighty God.
  • A disciple
    Tamar; Faith without works, action, a conduct and course in life reflecting the word and grace put in the heart by God; faith without works is like a dead corpse. It is the spirit that animates the body with life; and so the body functions and continually works to maintain and support its life, but the spirit is the life. Thank you for your post! We are so blessed to have the Word of God!
  • Tamar
    I love the last verse faith without works is dead like a dead body when the spirit leaves it it's very important to have working faith in God amen.

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