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James 1

James 1:1  
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings.

James 1:2  
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,

James 1:3  
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 1:4  
Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:5  
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

James 1:6  
But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.

James 1:7  
For that man shouldn’t think that he will receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:8  
He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

James 1:9  
Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

James 1:10  
and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away.

James 1:11  
For the sun arises with the scorching wind and withers the grass; and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So the rich man will also fade away in his pursuits.

James 1:12  
Blessed is a person who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to those who love him.

James 1:13  
Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God can’t be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

James 1:14  
But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed.

James 1:15  
Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin. The sin, when it is full grown, produces death.

James 1:16  
Don’t be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:17  
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation nor turning shadow.

James 1:18  
Of his own will he gave birth to us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

James 1:19  
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

James 1:20  
for the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God.

James 1:21  
Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:22  
But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.

James 1:23  
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;

James 1:24  
for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

James 1:25  
But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom and continues, not being a hearer who forgets but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

James 1:26  
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn’t bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

James 1:27  
Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.


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