James 1:1-9 NIV

1 James,1 a servant of God2 and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes3 scattered4 among the nations: Greetings.5

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Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,6

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3 because you know that the testing of your faith7 develops perseverance.8

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4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature9 and complete, not lacking anything.

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5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,10 who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.11

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6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt,12 because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

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7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 he is a double-minded man,13 unstable14 in all he does.

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9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.15

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