1a1James, a 2bond-servant of God and 3of the LordJesusChrist, To 4the twelvetribeswho are b5dispersed abroad: 6Greetings.
27Consider it alljoy, my brethren, when you encounter8variousctrials,
3knowing that 9the testing of your 10faithproducesd11endurance.
And let e12endurancehave its perfectfresult, so that you may be g13perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But ifany of you 14lackswisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to allgenerously and hwithoutreproach, and 15it will be given to him.
But he must 16ask in faith17withoutanydoubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, 18driven and tossed by the wind.
For that man ought not to expect that he will receiveanything from the Lord,
being a i19double-mindedman, 20unstable in all his ways.
921But the jbrother of humble circumstances is to glory in his highposition ;
and the richman is to glory in his humiliation, because22likekfloweringgrass he will passaway.
For the sunrises with l23a scorchingwind and 24withers the grass ; and its flowerfallsoff and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed ; sotoo the richman in the midst of his pursuits will fadeaway.
1225Blessed is a manwhoperseveres under trial ; for once he has mbeenapproved, he will receive26the crown of lifewhich the Lord 27has promised to those who 28love Him.
Let noonesay when he is tempted, "29I am being temptednby God "; for Godcannot be temptedoby evil, and He Himself does not temptanyone.
But eachone is tempted when he is carriedaway and enticed by his ownlust.
15Then30when lust has conceived, it givesbirth to sin ; and when 31sinpis accomplished, it bringsforthdeath.
1632Do not be qdeceived, 33my belovedbrethren.
17Everygoodthinggiven and everyperfectgift is 34from above, comingdown from 35the Father of lights, 36with whomthere is novariationorrshiftingshadow.
In the exercise of 37His will He 38brought us forth by 39the word of truth, so that we would be sa kind of 40firstfruitstamong His creatures.
19uThis 41you know, 42my belovedbrethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 43slow to speak and 44slow to anger ;
for 45the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
21Therefore, 46puttingasideallfilthiness and all vthat remains of wickedness, in whumilityreceive47the wordimplanted, which is able to save your souls.
2248But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merelyhearers who deludethemselves.
For ifanyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his xnaturalface49in a mirror ;
for once he has looked at himself and goneaway, yhe has immediatelyforgottenwhatkind of person he was.
But one who looksintently at the perfectlaw, 50the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetfulhearer but zan effectualdoer, thisman will be 51blessed in aawhat he does.
26Ifanyonethinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bb52bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, thisman'sreligion is worthless.
27Pure and undefiledreligion53in the sight of our God and Father is this : to 54visit55orphans and widows in their distress, and to keeponeselfunstainedccby 56the world.