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James 1

DBY 1 James, bondman of God and of [the] Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which [are] in the dispersion, greeting. NIV 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. DBY 2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations, NIV 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, DBY 3 knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance. NIV 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. DBY 4 But let endurance have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. NIV 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. DBY 5 But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him: NIV 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. DBY 6 but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed about; NIV 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. DBY 7 for let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord; NIV 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; DBY 8 [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. NIV 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. DBY 9 But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation, NIV 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. DBY 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because as [the] grass's flower he will pass away. NIV 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. DBY 11 For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall wither in his goings. NIV 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. DBY 12 Blessed [is the] man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him. NIV 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. DBY 13 Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one. NIV 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; DBY 14 But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust; NIV 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. DBY 15 then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death. NIV 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. DBY 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. NIV 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. DBY 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning. NIV 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. DBY 18 According to his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a certain first-fruits of *his* creatures. NIV 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. DBY 19 So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; NIV 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, DBY 20 for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness. NIV 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. DBY 21 Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. NIV 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. DBY 22 But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves. NIV 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. DBY 23 For if any man be a hearer of [the] word and not a doer, *he* is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror: NIV 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 DBY 24 for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like. NIV 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. DBY 25 But *he* that fixes his view on [the] perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of [the] work, *he* shall be blessed in his doing. NIV 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. DBY 26 If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain. NIV 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. DBY 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world. NIV 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.