1 James, a of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are aservant abroad, greeting. bscattered
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into adivers ; btemptations
3 Knowing this, that the of your faith worketh atrying . bpatience
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be and entire, wanting nothing. aperfect
5 any of you lack aIf , let him ask of God, that bwisdom to all cgiveth men liberally, and not; and it shall be given him. dupbraideth
6 But let him in aask , nothing bfaith . For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. cwavering
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A man adouble minded is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of degree rejoice in that he is exalted: alow
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the he shall pass away. agrass
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the agrace man fade away in his ways. brich
12 aBlessed is the man that : for when he is bendureth temptation , he shall receive the ctried of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. dcrown
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be with atempted , neither tempteth he any man: bevil
14 But every man is , when he is drawn away of his own atempted , and enticed. blust
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth : and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. asin
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every agood and every perfect bgift is from above, and cgift down from the dcometh of lights, with whom is no eFather , neither shadow of turning. fvariableness
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to , aspeak to bslow : cwrath
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all and afilthiness , and receive with bsuperfluity of naughtiness the cmeekness word, which is able to save your souls. dengrafted
22 But be ye of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. adoers
23 For if any be a of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a ahearer : bglass
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect of alaw , and continueth bliberty therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his , but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion atongue is . bvain
27 Pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To areligion the bvisit and cfatherless in their dwidows , eaffliction and to keep himself from funspotted gthe . hworld