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1 Ya`akov, a servant of God and of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, to the twelve tribes which are in the Diaspora: Greetings. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given 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 any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. 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 For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position; 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away. 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 arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits. 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 the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord 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 Let no man say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God can't be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 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 one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth 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 beloved brothers. 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. 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 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits 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 So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift 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 the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God. 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 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 only hearers, deluding your own selves. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural 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 sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets but a doer of the work, this man 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 among you thinks himself to be religious, while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless. 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 religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, 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.