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1 James, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ a servant, to the Twelve Tribes who are in the dispersion: Hail! 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2 All joy count [it], my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold; 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking; 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall 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 and let him ask in faith, nothing doubting, for he who is doubting hath been like a wave of the sea, driven by 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 not that man suppose that he shall receive anything from the Lord -- 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 a two-souled man [is] unstable in all his ways. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation, 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 and the rich in his becoming low, because as a flower of grass he shall 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 did rise with the burning heat, and did wither the grass, and the flower of it fell, and the grace of its appearance did perish, so also the rich in his way shall fade away! 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 the man who doth endure temptation, because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of the life, which the Lord did promise to those loving 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 one say, being tempted -- `From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt 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 and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed, 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 afterward the desire having conceived, doth give birth to sin, and the sin having been perfected, doth bring 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 Be not led astray, my brethren beloved; 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.
17 every good giving, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of 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 having counselled, He did beget us with a word of truth, for our being a certain first-fruit 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 brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, 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 wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work; 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 wherefore having put aside all filthiness and superabundance of evil, in meekness be receiving the engrafted word, that 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 and become ye 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 any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one hath been like to a man viewing 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 did view himself, and hath gone away, and immediately he did forget of what kind he was; 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 and he who did look into the perfect law -- that of liberty, and did continue there, this one -- not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work -- this one shall be happy in his doing. 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 any one doth think to be religious among you, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, of this one vain [is] the religion; 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 pure and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation -- unspotted to keep himself from 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.