Profiting from Trials. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 19 [c]So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, (U)slow to speak, (V)slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble. Gen 1:27 - So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 12 (K)Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive (L)the crown of life (M)which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2:13; 2 Tim. 15 Then, (N)when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, (O)brings forth death. be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. James 1 is the first chapter of the Epistle of James in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author identifies himself as "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to James the brother of Jesus, written in Jerusalem between 48–61 CE.Alternatively, some scholars argue that it is a pseudographical work written after 61 CE. 21 Therefore (W)lay aside all filthiness and [d]overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, (X)which is able to save your souls. which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Paul, on his first post-conversion visit to Jerusalem, saw James (Gal 1:19). 5 Listen, my beloved brethren: # Job 34:19; John 7:48; 1 Cor. (1) James, a servant (or slave, or bond-servant) of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.--Bound to Him, i.e., in devotion and love. Jas 1:27 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Do not the rich oppress you # Acts 13:50 and drag you into the courts? Used by permission. 11:22 you have dishonored the poor man. Tools. James was a leader in the important council of Jerusalem . 8:2; 2 Cor. 2:15; (1 Pet. to keep oneself unspotted from the world. 6:7; 1 Thess. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 22 But # Matt. 1:3, 23], Matt. For all the saints. 23 For (Z)if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 6 (H)But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Comfort Print: One faith. 7:21–28; Luke 6:46–49; (Rom. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. Jas 1:27. 1 James, () a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. Job 5:17; Luke 6:22; Heb. Gen 1:27. Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation. What does it means that mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13)? let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and. Paul did the same on his last visit . ), St. Peter (), and St. Jude brother of James (), begin their Letters.The writer of this has been identified (see Introduction, ante, p. 352) with James the Just, first bishop of Jerusalem, the brother of our Lord. 2:13; James 1:22–25; 2:14–20) be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 7:21–28; Luke 6:46–49; (Rom. 22 But (Y)be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 2:13; James 1:22–25; 2:14–20). 17 (P)Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, (Q)with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 2:13; 2 Tim. Handed down. 3:14; 4:14], 2 Cor. that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. this one will be blessed in what he does. Greeting. Beware of Personal Favoritism - My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. In like manner, St. Paul (Romans 1:1, et seq. New King James Version (NKJV). 2:16, he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues. Of His own will He brought us forth by the, 2 Cor. perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 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