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Want to know what the Bible says about faith without works? Here are 36 Bible verses about faith without works from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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James 2:26 NIV
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
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James 2:24 NIV
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
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Ephesians 2:8 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
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James 2:18 NIV
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
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Ephesians 2:10 NIV
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
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James 2:20 NIV
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?
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James 2:17 NIV
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
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Matthew 5:16 NIV
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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Hebrews 11:6 NIV
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
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Romans 3:28 NIV
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
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James 1:22 NIV
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
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Titus 1:16 NIV
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
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Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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Galatians 5:25 NIV
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
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James 2:14 NIV
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
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Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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Matthew 15:8-9 NIV
8 “‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
9 They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.
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Matthew 16:27 NIV
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
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2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
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