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James 1:20-27 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, 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 prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at 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 once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. 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 anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. 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 and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by 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.