James 1:2-8 NIV

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,1

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3 because you know that the testing of your faith2 develops perseverance.3

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4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature4 and complete, not lacking anything.

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5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,5 who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.6

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6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt,7 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,8 unstable9 in all he does.

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