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You overlook the conjunction "BUT"! It is an interlocutor, not an ally. Could it be translated "One has faith, another has deeds"? This would flow, because the interlocutor would mistakenly be SEPARATING genuine faith from necessarily proceeding deeds. It's a short phrase that summarizes the false philosophy that deeds don't flow from thoughts. Its kind ...


This is Knox's translation from the Vulgate: 14 Of what use is it, my brethren, if a man claims to have faith, and has no deeds to shew for it? Can faith save him then? 15 Here is a brother, here is a sister, going naked, left without the means to secure their daily food; 16 if one of you says to them, Go in peace, warm yourselves and take your fill, ...

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