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1 James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
6 But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation; 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 but the one who is rich [should boast] in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the field. 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.
12 Blessed is a man who endures trials, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that He has promised to those who love Him. 12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
13 No one undergoing a trial should say, "I am being tempted by God." For God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn't tempt anyone. 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
14 But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desires. 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Don't be deceived, my dearly loved brothers. 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.
17 Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
18 By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
19 My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
20 for man's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness. 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil excess, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror; 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror
24 for he looks at himself, goes away, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts-this person will be blessed in what he does. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone thinks he is religious, without controlling his tongue but deceiving his heart, his religion is useless. 26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.