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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.