But be 1doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
But the one who looks into the perfect law, 2the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, 3he will be blessed in his doing.
If anyone thinks he is religious 4and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's 5religion is worthless.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: 6to visit 7orphans and widows in their affliction, and 8to keep oneself 9unstained from the world.