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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting (1:1)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; (1:2)

Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience (1:3)

But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing (1:4)

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 (1:5)

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 (1:6)

For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord (1:7)

A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways (1:8)

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: (1:9)

But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away (1:10)

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 (1:11)

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 (1:12)

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: (1:13)

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed (1:14)

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (1:15)

Do not err, my beloved brethren (1:16)

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 turning (1:17)

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures (1:18)

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: (1:19)

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God (1:20)

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls (1:21)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (1:22)

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: (1:23)

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was (1:24)

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 (1:25)

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 (1:26)

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 (1:27)

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