James 1:4

Let have (ecetw). Present active imperative of ecw, let it keep on having. Perfect (teleion). See Romans 5:3 for a like chain of blessings. Carry on the work to the end or completion (from telo, end) as in John 17:4 (to ergon teleiwsa, having finished the work). That ye may be (ina hte). Purpose clause with ina and present active subjunctive of eimi. This is the goal of patience. Perfect and entire (teleioi kai oloklhroi). Perfected at the end of the task (telo) and complete in all parts (oloklhroi, olo whole and klhro lot or part). "Perfected all over." These two adjectives often occur together in Philo, Plutarch, etc. See Acts 3:16 for oloklhrian (perfect soundness). Lacking in nothing (en mhdeni leipomenoi). Present passive participle of leipw to leave. Negative statement of the preceding positive as often in James (cf. Acts 1:6 ). There is now a digression (verses Acts 5-8 ) from the discussion of peirasmo, which is taken up again in verse Acts 9 . The word leipomenoi (lacking) suggests the digression.