James 2:17

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
New King James Version

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
New American Standard Bible

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
New International Version

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
The Amplified Bible

So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

thus also, the aforementioned faith, if it does not keep on having works, is dead in its very constituent elements.
Phillips’ Modern English

Yet that is exactly what a bare faith without a corresponding life is like – quite dead.
Williams’ Language of the People

So faith by itself, if it has no deeds to back it up, is dead.
Jas. 2:16 π Jas. 2:18
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  3. Faith Alone? - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The entire “faith alone” concept is overly simplistic, unbalanced, skewed and distorted. What is the truth?

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  5. God’s Part and Man’s; Paths to Power - A.W. Tozer - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Written in the 1950s, this article answers an error that has grown enormously popular in our day and shows us, if we can see, just how long the devil and the demonic have been sowing the seeds of the now popular hyper-grace error.

  6. Gospel of Grace - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Joseph Prince’s book, Destined to Reign, is an astonishing compilation of errors and false teachings. This article attempts to tackle all those found in chapter 3, “Controversies Surrounding the Gospel of Grace.”

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  9. One Hundred and Seven Theses - Steve Camp Christianity today is increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than the Spirit of Christ. We call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith in the arts again.

  10. So You Think You’re a Christian; Neil Girrard What it means to be “saved.”

  11. Three Fatal Flaws of Sam Soleyn’s “Spiritual Oversight” Teaching - Neil Girrard His teachings suffers from many spiritually fatal flaws. Beware!

  12. Treasures - Neil Girrard Do we really know what our treasures really are?

  13. The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness - Neil Girrard The message and backdrop of John the Baptist holds much more relevance for us than we might think.

  14. Wealth: Blessing, Curse or Test? - Neil Girrard A Scriptural look at whether wealth is a blessing, a curse or simply a test from God.
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