James,1 a servant of God2 and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes3 scattered4 among the nations: Greetings.5
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,6
because you know that the testing of your faith7 produces perseverance.8
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature9 and complete, not lacking anything.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,10 who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.11
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,12 because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.