James,G2385 a servantG1401 of GodG2316 and of the LordG2962 JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 to the twelveG1427 tribesG5443 whichG3739 are scatteredG1290 abroad,G1290 greeting.G5463
My brothers,G80 countG2233 it allG3956 joyG5479 whenG3752 you fallG4045 into diversG4164 temptations;G3986
KnowingG1097 this, that the tryingG1383 of yourG5216 faithG4102 worksG2716 patience.G5281
But let patienceG5281 haveG2192 her perfectG5046 work,G2041 that you may be perfectG5046 and entire,G3648 wantingG3007 nothing.G3367
IfG1487 anyG5100 of you lackG3007 wisdom,G4678 let him askG154 of God,G2316 that givesG1325 to allG3956 men liberally,G574 and upbraidesG3679 not; and it shall be givenG1325 him.
But let him askG154 in faith,G4102 nothingG3367 wavering.G1252 For he that waversG1252 is likeG1503 a waveG2830 of the seaG2281 drivenG416 with the windG416 and tossed.G4494
For let not that manG444 thinkG3633 that he shall receiveG2983 anyG5100 thing of the Lord.G2962
A doubleG1374 mindedG1374 manG435 is unstableG182 in allG3956 his ways.G3598
Let the brotherG80 of lowG5011 degreeG5011 rejoiceG2744 in that he is exalted:G5311
But the rich,G4145 in that he is madeG5014 low:G5014 becauseG3754 as the flowerG438 of the grassG5528 he shall passG3928 away.
For the sunG2246 is no sooner risenG393 with a burningG2742 heat,G2742 but it witherG3583 the grass,G5528 and the flowerG438 thereofG846 falls,G1601 and the graceG2143 of the fashionG4383 of it perishes:G622 soG3779 alsoG2532 shall the richG4145 man fadeG3133 away in his ways.G4197
BlessedG3107 is the manG435 that enduresG5278 temptation:G3986 for when he is tried,G1384 he shall receiveG2983 the crownG4735 of life,G2222 whichG3739 the LordG2962 has promisedG1861 to them that loveG25 him.
Let noG3367 manG3367 sayG3004 when he is tempted,G3985 I am temptedG3985 of God:G2316 for GodG2316 cannotG551 be temptedG551 with evil,G2556 neitherG2582 G3762 temptsG3985 he anyG3762 man:G3762
But everyG1538 man is tempted,G3985 when he is drawnG1828 away of his ownG2398 lust,G1939 and enticed.G1185
ThenG1534 when lustG1939 has conceived,G4815 it bringsG616 forthG616 sin:G266 and sin,G266 when it is finished,G658 bringsG5088 forthG5088 death.G2288
Do not err,G4105 my belovedG27 brothers.G80
EveryG3956 goodG18 giftG1394 and everyG3956 perfectG5046 giftG1394 is from above,G509 and comesG2597 downG2597 from the FatherG3962 of lights,G5457 with whomG3739 is noG3756 ficklenss,G3883 neitherG2228 shadowG644 of turning.G5157
Of his own willG1014 begatG616 he us with the wordG3056 of truth,G225 that we should be a kindG5100 of first fruitsG536 of his creatures.G2938
Why,G5620 my belovedG27 brothers,G80 let everyG3956 manG444 be swiftG5036 to hear,G191 slowG1021 to speak,G2980 slowG1021 to wrath:G3709
For the wrathG3709 of manG435 worksG2716 not the righteousnessG1343 of God.G2316
WhyG1352 layG659 apartG659 allG3956 filthinessG4507 and superfluityG4050 of naughtiness,G2549 and receiveG1209 with meeknessG4240 the engraftedG1721 word,G3056 whichG3588 is ableG1410 to saveG4982 yourG5216 souls.G5590
But be you doersG4163 of the word,G3056 and not hearersG202 only,G3440 deceivingG3884 yourG1438 own selves.G846
For ifG1487 anyG1536 be a hearerG202 of the word,G3056 and not a doer,G4163 he is likeG1503 to a manG435 beholdingG2657 his naturalG1078 faceG4383 in a glass:G2072
For he beholdsG2657 himself,G1438 and goesG565 his way,G1624 and straightwayG2112 forgetsG1950 whatG3697 mannerG3697 of man he was.
But whoeverG3588 looksG3879 intoG1519 the perfectG5046 lawG3551 of liberty,G1657 and continuesG3887 therein, he beingG1096 not a forgetfulG1953 hearer,G202 but a doerG4163 of the work,G2041 thisG3778 man shall be blessedG3107 in his deed.G4162
IfG1487 anyG1536 man amongG1722 you seemG1380 to be religious,G2357 and bridlesG5468 not his tongue,G1100 but deceivesG538 his ownG848 heart,G2588 thisG5127 man's religionG2356 is vain.G3152
PureG2513 religionG2356 and undefiledG283 beforeG3844 GodG2316 and the FatherG3962 is this,G3778 To visitG1980 the fatherlessG3737 and widowsG5503 in their affliction,G2347 and to keepG5083 himselfG1438 unspottedG784 from the world.G2889