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James 1

CEB 1 From James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To the twelve tribes who are scattered outside the land of Israel. Greetings! NRS 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. CEB 2 My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. NRS 2 My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, CEB 3 After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. NRS 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; CEB 4 Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing. NRS 4 and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. CEB 5 But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give to everyone without a second thought, without keeping score. Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask. NRS 5 If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. CEB 6 Whoever asks shouldn't hesitate. They should ask in faith, without doubting. Whoever doubts is like the surf of the sea, tossed and turned by the wind. NRS 6 But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; CEB 7 People like that should never imagine that they will receive anything from the Lord. NRS 7 8 for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord. CEB 8 They are double-minded, unstable in all their ways. NRS 8 CEB 9 Brothers and sisters who are poor should find satisfaction in their high status. NRS 9 Let the believer who is lowly boast in being raised up, CEB 10 Those who are wealthy should find satisfaction in their low status, because they will die off like wildflowers. NRS 10 and the rich in being brought low, because the rich will disappear like a flower in the field. CEB 11 The sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass so that its flowers fall and its beauty is lost. Just like that, in the midst of their daily lives, the wealthy will waste away. NRS 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the field; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. It is the same way with the rich; in the midst of a busy life, they will wither away. CEB 12 Those who stand firm during testing are blessed. They are tried and true. They will receive the life God has promised to those who love him as their reward. NRS 12 Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. CEB 13 No one who is tested should say, "God is tempting me!" This is because God is not tempted by any form of evil, nor does he tempt anyone. NRS 13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. CEB 14 Everyone is tempted by their own cravings; they are lured away and enticed by them. NRS 14 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; CEB 15 Once those cravings conceive, they give birth to sin; and when sin grows up, it gives birth to death. NRS 15 then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. CEB 16 Don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. NRS 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved. CEB 17 Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all. NRS 17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. CEB 18 He chose to give us birth by his true word, and here is the result: we are like the first crop from the harvest of everything he created. NRS 18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. CEB 19 Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to grow angry. NRS 19 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; CEB 20 This is because an angry person doesn't produce God's righteousness. NRS 20 for your anger does not produce God's righteousness. CEB 21 Therefore, with humility, set aside all moral filth and the growth of wickedness, and welcome the word planted deep inside you—the very word that is able to save you. NRS 21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. CEB 22 You must be doers of the word and not only hearers who mislead themselves. NRS 22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. CEB 23 Those who hear but don't do the word are like those who look at their faces in a mirror. NRS 23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; CEB 24 They look at themselves, walk away, and immediately forget what they were like. NRS 24 for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. CEB 25 But there are those who study the perfect law, the law of freedom, and continue to do it. They don't listen and then forget, but they put it into practice in their lives. They will be blessed in whatever they do. NRS 25 But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. CEB 26 If those who claim devotion to God don't control what they say, they mislead themselves. Their devotion is worthless. NRS 26 If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. CEB 27 True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties and to keep the world from contaminating us. NRS 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.