(DB) James 1 : 1 James, bondman of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the dispersion, greeting.
(DB) James 1 : 2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,
(DB) James 1 : 3 knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.
(DB) James 1 : 4 But let endurance have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
(DB) James 1 : 5 But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:
(DB) James 1 : 6 but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed about;
(DB) James 1 : 7 for let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
(DB) James 1 : 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
(DB) James 1 : 9 But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,
(DB) James 1 : 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because as the grass's flower he will pass away.
(DB) James 1 : 11 For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall wither in his goings.
(DB) James 1 : 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him.
(DB) James 1 : 13 Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one.
(DB) James 1 : 14 But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust;
(DB) James 1 : 15 then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.
(DB) James 1 : 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
(DB) James 1 : 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.
(DB) James 1 : 18 According to his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a certain first-fruits of his creatures.
(DB) James 1 : 19 So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
(DB) James 1 : 20 for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.
(DB) James 1 : 21 Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
(DB) James 1 : 22 But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.
(DB) James 1 : 23 For if any man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:
(DB) James 1 : 24 for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like.
(DB) James 1 : 25 But he that fixes his view on the perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in it, being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, he shall be blessed in his doing.
(DB) James 1 : 26 If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.
(DB) James 1 : 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.