James 1:2-5 NIV

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,a whenever you face trials of many kinds,

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    • a 1:2 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.
      3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

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      4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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

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