Jam 1:1 James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, greeting:
Jam 1:2 My brothers count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
Jam 1:3 knowing that the proving of your faith works patience.
Jam 1:4 But let patience have its perfective work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Jam 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, who gives to all freely and with no reproach, and it will be given to him.
Jam 1:6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, being driven by wind and being tossed;
Jam 1:7 for do not let that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
Jam 1:8 he is a double-souled man, not dependable in all his ways.
Jam 1:9 But let the lowly brother rejoice in his lifting up;
Jam 1:10 and the rich one rejoice in his humiliation, because he will pass away like the flower of the grass.
Jam 1:11 For the sun rose with the hot wind and dried up the grass, and its flower fell out, and the beauty of its appearance perished; so also the rich one will fade away in his ways. Isa. 40:6, 7
Jam 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation, because having been approved he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to the ones loving Him.
Jam 1:13 Let no one being tempted say, I am tempted from God. For God is not tempted by evil, and He tempts no one.
Jam 1:14 But each one is tempted by his own lusts, being drawn out and being seduced by them.
Jam 1:15 Then having conceived lust brings forth sin. And sin being fully formed brings forth death.
Jam 1:16 Do not go astray, my beloved brothers,
Jam 1:17 every act of good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning.
Jam 1:18 Having purposed, He brought us forth by the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures.
Jam 1:19 So that, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
Jam 1:20 For the wrath of man does not work out the righteousness of God.
Jam 1:21 On account of this, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls.
Jam 1:22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Jam 1:23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, this one is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror;
Jam 1:24 for he studied himself, and has gone away, and immediately he forgot of what kind he was.
Jam 1:25 But the one looking into the perfect Law of liberty, and continuing in it, this one not having become a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in his doing.
Jam 1:26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this one’s religion is vain.
Jam 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
On this day...
- You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free - 2011
- No One Will Take Your Joy from You - 2011
- You Will Never See Death - 2011
- Why Was This Child Born Blind? - 2011
- My First Love - 2010
- 2 Timothy 1 - 2009
- Titus 3 - 2009
- Our Purpose - 2009
- Titus 2 - 2009
- Titus 1 - 2009