My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials,
knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,
and the patience finishes the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything.
And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.
But ask in faith, not doubting anything. For he that doubts is like the wave of the sea which is driven of the wind and is tossed from one side to another.
For let not such a man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;
and he who is rich, in his low status, because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.