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For we consider that a person 1 is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 2
it is not from 1 works, so that no one can boast. 2
For if Abraham was declared righteous 1 by the works of the law, he has something to boast about – but not before God.
And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,
And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, 1
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” 1 Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by 2 my works.
For no one is declared righteous before him 1 by the works of the law, 2 for through the law comes 3 the knowledge of sin.
Where, then, is boasting? 1 It is excluded! By what principle? 2 Of works? No, but by the principle of faith!
So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
Why not? Because they pursued 1 it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. 2 They stumbled over the stumbling stone, 3
The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law 1 or by believing what you heard? 2
Does God then give 1 you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law 2 or by your believing what you heard? 3
Here is another way that our people 1 can learn 2 to engage in good works to meet pressing needs and so not be unfruitful.
But would you like evidence, 1 you empty fellow, 2 that faith without works is useless? 3
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.
And similarly, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another way?