James   chapter 1

   1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus
  Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered
  abroad, greeting.
   2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into
  divers temptations;
   3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith
  worketh patience.
   4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye
  may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
   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 rejoice 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, 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
  16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
  17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
  above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
  with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
  18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of
  truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his
  19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be
  swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
  20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
  of God.
  21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity
  of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the
  engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
  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.
  25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty,
  and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful
  hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be
  blessed in his deed.
  26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and
  bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart,
  this man's religion is vain.
  27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the
  Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in
  their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from
  the world. James chapter 2


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