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

  • Lu2677
    James 2:23 "And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: And he was called the Friend of God." For the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." Be not hearers only of the word, but doers also. The righteous, the faithful, those that have the love of the truth are His friends. Amen
  • Jeff mauney
    A reminder that we can forget to walk by faith instead of sight and to always guard your heart and know that god is love . And as a man thinks so is he. Perfect love cast out all fear. Character is developed when you do for someone that can never pay you back
  • A disciple
    24 "Ye see that a man is justified of works, and not of faith only." By our works, our practice and doing, our course in life; is our faith made perfect, completed, fulfilled. Like we know it is an Apple Tree because there are apples on it; so we know our calling and election of God because the effects of His mercy and grace wrought in our heart are reflected in our way of life, and our character.
  • Steve morrow
    mark ------ is JESUS going to love the LORD OUR GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART for us -------
    2 JOHN 6 AND THIS IS LOVE THAT WE WALK AFTER HIS COMMANDMENTS THIS IS THE COMMANDMENT THAT AS YOU HAVE HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING YOU SHOULD WALK IN IT --IF--ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ACURSED O LORD COME---IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS---HELP US LORD JESUS TO LOVE YOU AND THE FATHER
  • Ruth
    one thing we can rejoice in is that,Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us.Also the Holy Spirit helps us in our weekness,when we don't know what to pray.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus one thing we know if Jesus Spirit is not in us we cannot do the things the word tells us because if we do not have Jesus spirit we are not his we are sinner so be very sure u have the Holy Ghost living I side of U he make everthing. Easier if we do not have the Holy Ghost we Will live in Hell for ever. Check your self amen

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