Faith without Works Is Dead
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you?15If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food,16and one of you says to them, Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill, and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?17So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, You have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
Blessings and Woes
20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said:Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man.23Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.24 But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.25 Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.