Bible VersionsNASJames 1:26; James 3:14; James 4:8; James 5:5; James 5:8
James 1:26; James 3:14; James 4:8; James 5:5; James 5:8 (New American Standard)
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
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