For the sunrises with a1a scorchingwind and 2withers the grass; and its flowerfallsoff and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; sotoo the richman in the midst of his pursuits will fadeaway.
123Blessed is a manwhoperseveres under trial; for once he has bbeenapproved, he will receive4the crown of lifewhich the Lord 5has promised to those who 6love Him.
Let noonesay when he is tempted, "7I am being temptedcby God "; for Godcannot be tempteddby evil, and He Himself does not temptanyone.
But eachone is tempted when he is carriedaway and enticed by his ownlust.
15Then8when lust has conceived, it givesbirth to sin; and when 9sineis accomplished, it bringsforthdeath.
1610Do not be fdeceived, 11my belovedbrethren.
17Everygoodthinggiven and everyperfectgift is 12from above, comingdown from 13the Father of lights, 14with whomthere is novariationorgshiftingshadow.
In the exercise of 15His will He 16brought us forth by 17the word of truth, so that we would be ha kind of 18firstfruitsiamong His creatures.
19jThis 19you know, 20my belovedbrethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 21slow to speak and 22slow to anger;
for 23the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
21Therefore, 24puttingasideallfilthiness and all kthat remains of wickedness, in lhumilityreceive25the wordimplanted, which is able to save your souls.