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

 
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2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, 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 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, 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, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed 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 For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of 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 rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man fade away in the midst of 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 trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has 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.