James 1:2-12 GNTA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha (GNTA) New International Version (NIV)
2 My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all. 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 when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown 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 If you are like that, unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
9 Those Christians who are poor must be glad when God lifts them up, 9 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
10 and the rich Christians must be glad when God brings them down. For the rich will pass away like the flower of a wild plant. 10 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
11 The sun rises with its blazing heat and burns the plant; its flower falls off, and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way the rich will be destroyed while they go about their business. 11 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
12 Happy are those who remain faithful under trials, because when they succeed in passing such a test, they will receive as their reward the life which God has promised to those who love him. 12 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 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.