James 1:2-18 NRSA

2 My brothers and sisters, a whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy,

References for James 1:2

    • b 1:2 - Gk [brothers]
      3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance;
      4 and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
      5 If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
      6 But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind;
      7 8 for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
      8 b

      References for James 1:8

        •  1:8 - Included with James 1:7
          9 Let the believer c who is lowly boast in being raised up,

          References for James 1:9

            • c 1:9 - Gk [brother]
              10 and the rich in being brought low, because the rich will disappear like a flower in the field.
              11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the field; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. It is the same way with the rich; in the midst of a busy life, they will wither away.
              12 Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord d has promised to those who love him.

              References for James 1:12

                • d 1:12 - Gk [he]; other ancient authorities read [God]
                  13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.
                  14 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it;
                  15 then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.
                  16 Do not be deceived, my beloved. e

                  References for James 1:16

                    • e 1:16 - Gk [my beloved brothers]
                      17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. f

                      References for James 1:17

                        • f 1:17 - Other ancient authorities read [variation due to a shadow of turning]
                          18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.