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1 James, the servant of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2 My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing 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 want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall 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, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, which is moved and carried about 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 Therefore let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 But let the brother of low condition glory in his exaltation: 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he 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 rose with a burning heat and parched the grass: and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished. So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. 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 that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that 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, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils: and he tempteth no man. 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 every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 Then, when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.
17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration. 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 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature. 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 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but 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 worketh not the justice of God. 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted 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 ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 For if a man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. 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 beheld himself and went his way and presently forgot what manner of man he was. 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed. 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 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 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 Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep one’s self unspotted from this 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.