2James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
3My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
4Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
5But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
6If 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.
7But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
8For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
9A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
10Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
11But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
12For 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.
13Blessed 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.
14Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
15But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
16Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
17Do not err, my beloved brethren.
18Every 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.
19Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
20Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
21For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
22Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
23But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
24For 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:
25For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
26But 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.
27If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Version: King James Edition - English
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“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights...” James 1:17