James 2:24-26

James 2:24-26 King James Version (KJV)
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James 2:24-26 The Voice (VOICE)

24 Just like our father in the faith, we are made right with God through good works, not simply by what we believe or think. 25 Even Rahab the prostitute was made right with God by hiding the spies and aiding in their escape.a]" style="box-sizing: border-box">26 Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.

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24 We are friends with Jesus by keeping His commands this is act of working thru faith. Righteousness is based of what we are doing, works, in our right living, grace.

25 Rahab protected the Israelite spies as they went into Jericho, they needed her aid and they made sure she was saved from the destruction of the city because of the work she did out of faith. She had faith that God would allow them to take the city otherwise she would not have acted because then there would be no concern about her safety. She also had faith they would come back to help her.

26 James compares faith to a corpse. Just as a body is a body but without life it is dead, James is saying the life to our faith is works and without these works our faith is dead and without life.