James 2:20 KJV
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Who is he?
He is a supposed man
I do not believe there is anyone in particular James is referring to. This isn't a rebuke leveled toward any one person but is a rhetorical tool. One who would meet these conditions would be vain.
He is a prejudiced man
His prejudice is against those who are without. There are very few prejudices that are more commonly accepted than this; those who have believe they have a right to think of themselves as better than those who haven't. Those who haven't very often have been conditioned to think of themselves as below those who have.
He is an empty man
· His hopes to gain from his prejudices will come up empty
· His hopes to earn future heavenly rewards will come up empty
· His hopes for respect from God because of his position will come up empty