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James 1

NAS 1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. NIV 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. NAS 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, NIV 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, NAS 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. NIV 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. NAS 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you 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. NAS 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will 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. NAS 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 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. NAS 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord , NIV 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; NAS 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. NIV 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. NAS 9 But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; NIV 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. NAS 10 and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass 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. NAS 11 For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away. 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. NAS 12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who 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. NAS 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God "; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. NIV 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; NAS 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried 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. NAS 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it 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. NAS 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. NIV 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. NAS 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. 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. NAS 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among 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. NAS 19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; NIV 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, NAS 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. NIV 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. NAS 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. 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. NAS 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. NIV 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. NAS 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; 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 NAS 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. NIV 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. NAS 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. 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. NAS 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. 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. NAS 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. 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.