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James Chapter 1

James 1:1 James,1 a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion, greeting.

James 1:2 My brothers, consider it all joy when you fall into various trials;

James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith develops persistence.

James 1:4 But let persistence have her complete work, that you may be complete and whole, lacking nothing.

James 1:5 If any of you are lacking wisdom, let him ask of God, who is giving to all freely, without finding fault; and it will be given to him.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, without doubting. For he that is doubting is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:7 Do not let that man think that he will receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 1:9 Let the brother of lowly status rejoice in that he is exalted:

James 1:10 but the rich, in that he is humbled: because as the flower of the grass, he will pass away.

James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and the flower of it falls, and the gracefulness of the appearance of it perishes: so also will the rich man wither away in his journey.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who are loving Him.

James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God: for God is not tempted with evil, neither does He tempt anyone:

James 1:14 but everyone is tempted, when he is taken away by his own unrestrained desires, and enticed.

James 1:15 Then, when unrestrained desires have conceived, it gives birth to sin: and sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.

James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:17 Every good and complete gift is from above, and coming down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow thrown off by circular motion.

James 1:18 By His own will He produced us out by the word of reality, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of His own creation.

James 1:19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger:

James 1:20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.

James 1:21 Therefore put aside all filthiness and abundance of malice, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror:

James 1:24 For he sees himself, and goes his way, and immediately forgets what manner of man he was.

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the complete law of freedom, and continues in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in his doing.

James 1:26 If anyone among you seems to be religious and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is fruitless.

James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.