THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
God hath chosen the poor of this world rich in faith—Salvation gained by keeping the whole law—Faith without works is dead.
not the faith of our bLord
Jesus Christ, the Lord
of glory, with respect of persons.
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a apoor
man in bvile
And ye have respect to him that weareth the agay
clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the apoor
of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men aoppress
you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Do not they blaspheme that worthy aname
by the which ye are called?
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt alove
as thyself, ye do well:
But if ye have arespect
to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
For whosoever shall keep the awhole
law, and yet boffend
in one point,
he is cguilty
For he that said, Do not commit aadultery
, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of aliberty
For he shall have ajudgment
, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
aWhat doth it
profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath bfaith
, and have not works? can faith save him?
If a brother or asister
be naked, and destitute of daily bfood
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye
warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye agive
them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it
Even so afaith
, if it hath not bworks
, is dead, being alone.
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 afaith
by my bworks
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the adevils
, and tremble.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that afaith
Was not Abraham our father ajustified
by works, when he had boffered
Isaac his son upon the altar?
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by aworks
was faith made bperfect
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham abelieved
God, and it was imputed unto him for brighteousness
: and he was called the cFriend
Ye see then how that by aworks
a man is bjustified
, and not by faith only.
Likewise also was not aRahab
the harlot bjustified
by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them
out another way?
For as the body without the aspirit
, so faith without cworks
is dead also.