17Everygoodthinggiven and everyperfectgift is 1from above, comingdown from 2the Father of lights, 3with whomthere is novariationorashiftingshadow.
In the exercise of 4His will He 5brought us forth by 6the word of truth, so that we would be ba kind of 7firstfruitscamong His creatures.
19dThis 8you know, 9my belovedbrethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 10slow to speak and 11slow to anger ;
for 12the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
21Therefore, 13puttingasideallfilthiness and all ethat remains of wickedness, in fhumilityreceive14the wordimplanted, which is able to save your souls.
2215But 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 gnaturalface16in a mirror ;
for once he has looked at himself and goneaway, hhe has immediatelyforgottenwhatkind of person he was.
But one who looksintently at the perfectlaw, 17the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetfulhearer but ian effectualdoer, thisman will be 18blessed in jwhat he does.
26Ifanyonethinks himself to be religious, and yet does not k19bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, thisman'sreligion is worthless.
27Pure and undefiledreligion20in the sight of our God and Father is this : to 21visit22orphans and widows in their distress, and to keeponeselfunstainedlby 23the world.