James 1:2

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,

James 1:2 in Other Translations

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
2 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.
2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials,

James 1:2 In-Context

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 12; S Matthew 5:12; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 12:11; 1 Peter 1:6

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.
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