1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting .
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering . For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed .
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoiceb in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away .
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth , and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth : so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried * , he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted * , I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted * with evil,c neither tempteth he * any man:
14 But every man is tempted , when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed .
15 Then when lust hath conceived , it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished , bringeth forth death.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way , and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was .