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JAMES 2:25

Victor M. Eskew


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


1.    Rehab

A.   Strong (4460):  Raab (that is, Rachab), a Canaanitess

B.    Thayer:  wide, a harlot of Jericho

C.   Vine:  N/A


2.    Harlot

A.   Strong (4204):  a strumpet       :-  harlot, whore

B.    Thayer:  a woman who sells her body for sexual uses, a prostitute, a harlot, one who yields herself to defilement for the sake of gain

C.   Vine:  a prostitute, harlot (from pernemi, to sell)


3.    Justified

A.   Strong (1344):  to render just or innocent

B.    Thayer:  to render righteous…to declare, pronounce, one to be just, righteous, or

such as he ought to be

C.   Vine:  primarily, deem to be right…to declare to be righteous, to pronounce righteous


4.    Works

A.   Strong (2041):  to work; toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act

B.    Thayer:  an act, deed, thing done:  the idea of working emphasized in opposition to

 that which is less than work

C.   Vine:  work…denotes every activity undertaken for Christ’s sake


5.    Received

A.   Strong (5264):  to admit under one’s roof, that is, entertain hospitably

B.    Thayer:  to receive as a guest

C.   Vine:  to receive under one’s roof, receive as a guest, entertain hospitably


6.    Messengers

A.   Strong (32):  a messenger

B.    Thayer:  messenger, envoy, one who is sent

C.   Vine:  messenger, one sent


7.   Sent them out

A.   Strong (1544):  to eject            :-  send away (forth, out)

B.    Thayer:  …to send out…to compel one to depart, to bid one depart, in stern thought and violent language

C.   Vine:  to send




8.   Another

A.   Strong (2087):  other or different

B.    Thayer:  another…as opposed to same, former…thing

C.   Vine:  another of a different sort


9.   Way

A.   Strong (3598):  a road

B.    Thayer:  a way, a travelled way, a road, a traveller’s way

C.   Vine:  a natural path, road, way…a traveller’s way