The Letter from James

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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings.

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Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,

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knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

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Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.

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For that man shouldn’t think that he will receive anything from the Lord.

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He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

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Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

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and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away.

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For the sun arises with the scorching wind and withers the grass; and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So the rich man will also fade away in his pursuits.

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Blessed is a person who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to those who love him.

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Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God can’t be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

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But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed.

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Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin. The sin, when it is full grown, produces death.

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Don’t be deceived, my beloved brothers.

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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation nor turning shadow.

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Of his own will he gave birth to us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

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So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

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for the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God.

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Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

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But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.

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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;

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for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

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But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom and continues, not being a hearer who forgets but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

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If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn’t bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

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Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.