Parallel Bible results for James 1

New Living Translation

New International Version

James 1

NLT 1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! NIV 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. NLT 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. NIV 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, NLT 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. NIV 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. NLT 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. NIV 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. NLT 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 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. NLT 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown 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. NLT 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. NIV 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; NLT 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. NIV 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. NLT 9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. NIV 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. NLT 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. NIV 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. NLT 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements. 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. NLT 12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God 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. NLT 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. NIV 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; NLT 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. NIV 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. NLT 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. NIV 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. NLT 16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. NIV 16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. NLT 17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a 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. NLT 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession. 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. NLT 19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. NIV 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, NLT 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. NIV 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. NLT 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power 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. NLT 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. NIV 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. NLT 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your 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 NLT 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. NIV 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. NLT 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. 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. NLT 26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your 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. NLT 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. 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.