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James 1:10-20 (English Standard Version)

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10 and 1the rich in his humiliation, because 2like a flower of the grassa he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and 3withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. 12 4Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive 5the crown of life, 6which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire 7when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and 8sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 9Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from 10the Father of lights 11with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.b 18 12Of his own will he 13brought us forth by the word of truth, 14that we should be a kind of 15firstfruits of his creatures.

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 16Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person 17be quick to hear, 18slow to speak, 19slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
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