James Chapter 1
1 Jamesa servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christto thetwelve tribes which are scattered abroadgreeting.
2 My brethrencount it all joy when ye fall into diverstemptations
3 Knowing thisthat the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect workthat ye may be perfectand entirewanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdomlet him ask of Godthat giveth toall men liberallyand upbraideth notand it shall be givenhim.
6 But let him ask in faithnothing wavering. For he thatwavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind andtossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing ofthe 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 richin that he is made lowbecause as the flower ofthe grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heatbut itwithereth the grassand the flower thereof fallethand thegrace of the fashion of it perishethso also shall the richman fade away in his ways.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptationfor when he istriedhe shall receive the crown of lifewhich the Lord hathpromised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is temptedI am tempted of GodforGod cannot be tempted with evilneither tempteth he any man
14 But every man is temptedwhen he is drawn away of his ownlustand enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceivedit bringeth forth sinand sinwhen it is finishedbringeth forth death.
16 Do not errmy beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from aboveandcometh down from the Father of lightswith whom is novariablenessneither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truththat weshould be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Whereforemy beloved brethrenlet every man be swift tohearslow to speakslow to wrath
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity ofnaughtinessand receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the wordand not hearers onlydeceivingyour own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the wordand not a doerhe is likeunto a man beholding his natural face in a glass
24 For he beholdeth himselfand goeth his wayand straightwayforgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of libertyandcontinueth thereinhe being not a forgetful hearerbut adoer of the workthis man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religiousand bridleth nothis tonguebut deceiveth his own heartthis man s religionis vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is thisTo visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictionand tokeep himself unspotted from the world.