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1 Iames the seruaut of God and of the Lorde Iesus Christ sendeth gretinge to ye .xii. trybes which are scattered here and there. 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 excedynge ioye when ye faule into divers teptacions 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 for as moche as ye knowe how that the tryinge of youre fayth bringeth pacience: 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 and let pacience have her parfect worke that ye maye be parfecte and sounde lackinge nothinge. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 Yf eny of you lacke wysdome let him axe of God which geveth to all men indifferentlie and casteth no man in the teth: and it shal be geven 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 axe in fayth and waver not. For he that douteth is lyke the waves of the see tost of the wynde and caried with violence. 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 Nether let that man thinke that he shall receave eny thinge of the Lorde. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 A waveringe mynded man is vnstable in all his wayes. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 Let the brother of lowe degre reioyce in yt he is exalted 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 and the ryche in that he is made lowe. For eve as ye flower of the grasse shall he vanysshe awaye. 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
11 The sonne ryseth with heate and the grasse wydereth and his flower falleth awaye and the beautie of the fassion of it perissheth: even so shall the ryche man perisshe with his aboundance. 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 Happy is the man that endureth in temptacion for when he is tryed he shall receave the croune of lyfe which the Lorde hath promysed 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 saye when he is tepted that he is tempted of God. For God tepteth not vnto evyll nether tepteth he anie ma. 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 ma is tepted drawne awaye and entysed of his awne concupiscece. 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath coceaved she bringeth forth synne and synne whe it is fynisshed bringeth forthe deeth. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Erre not my deare brethren. 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.
17 Every good gyfte and every parfayt gyft is from above and commeth doune fro the father of light with whom is no variablenes nether is he chaunged vnto darcknes. 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 awne will begat he vs with the worde of lyfe that we shuld be the fyrst frutes 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 Wherfore deare brethren let every man be swyfte to heare slowe to speake and slowe to wrath. 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 wrath of man worketh not that which is ryghteous before God. 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Wherfore laye a parte all fylthynes all superfluite of maliciousnes and receave with meknes the worde yt is grafted in you which is able to save youre soules. 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 And se that ye be doars of the worde and not hearers only deceavinge youre awne selves with sophistrie 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 For yf eny heare the worde and do it not he is lyke vnto a man that beholdeth his bodyly face in a glasse. 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 assone as he hath loked on him silfe he goeth his waye and forgetteth immediatlie what his fassion was. 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But who so loketh in the parfaict lawe of libertie and continueth ther in (yf he be not a forgetfull hearer but a doar of ye worke) the same shall be happie in his dede. 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 Yf eny man amonge you seme devoute and refrayne not his tonge: but deceave his awne herte this mannes devocion is in vayne 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 devocion and vndefiled before God the father is this: to vysit the frendlesse and widdowes in their adversite and to kepe him silfe vnspotted of the worlde. 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.