1 From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To God's faithful people who have been scattered. Greetings.
2 My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways.
3 You know that such testing of your faith produces endurance.
4 Endure until your testing is over. Then you will be mature and complete, and you won't need anything.
5 If any of you needs wisdom to know what you should do, you should ask God, and he will give it to you. God is generous to everyone and doesn't find fault with them.
6 When you ask for something, don't have any doubts. A person who has doubts is like a wave that is blown by the wind and tossed by the sea.
7 A person who has doubts shouldn't expect to receive anything from the Lord.
8 A person who has doubts is thinking about two different things at the same time and can't make up his mind about anything.
9 Humble believers should be proud because being humble makes them important.
10 Rich believers should be proud because being rich should make them humble. Rich people will wither like flowers.
11 The sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up plants. The flowers drop off, and the beauty is gone. The same thing will happen to rich people. While they are busy, they will die.