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1 Iames a seruant of God, and of the Lord Iesus Christ, to the twelue Tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2 My brethren, count it all ioy when ye fall into diuers temptations,

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience,

4 But let patience haue her perfect worke, that ye may be perfect, and entier, wanting nothing.

5 If any of you lacke wisedome, let him aske of God, that giueth to all men liberally, and vpbraideth not: and it shalbe giuen him.

6 But let him aske in faith, nothing wauering: for he that wauereth is like a waue of the sea, driuen with the wind, and tossed.

7 For let not that man thinke that he shall receiue any thing of the Lord.

8 A double minded man is vnstable in all his wayes.

9 Let the brother of low degree, reioyce in that he is exalted:

10 But the rich, in that hee is made low: because as the floure of the grasse he shall passe away.

11 For the Sunne is no sooner risen with a burning heate, but it withereth the grasse; and the flowre thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his wayes.

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when hee is tried, hee shall receiue the crowne of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that loue him.

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with euill, neither tempteth he any man.

14 But euery man is tempted, when hee is drawen away of his owne lust, and entised.

15 Then when lust hath conceiued, it bringeth forth sinne: and sinne, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16 Doe not erre, my beloued brethren.

17 Euery good gift, and euery perfect gift is from aboue, & commeth downe from the Father of lights, with whom is no variablenesse, neither shadow of turning.

18 Of his owne will begate hee vs, with the word of Trueth, that wee should bee a kinde of first fruites of his creatures.

19 Wherefore my beloued brethren, let euery man bee swift to heare, slow to speake, slow to wrath.

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousnesse of God.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthinesse, and superfluitie of naughtinesse, & receiue with meeknesse the engrafted word, which is able to saue your soules.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers onely, receiuing your owne selues.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like vnto a man beholding his naturall face in a glasse:

24 For hee beholdeth himselfe, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what maner of man he was.

25 But who so looketh into the perfect Law of libertie, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetfull hearer, but a doer of the worke, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26 If any man among you seeme to be religious, & bridleth not his tongue, but deceiueth his owne heart, this mans religion is vaine.

27 Pure religion and vndefiled before God and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherlesse and widowes in their affliction, and to keepe himselfe vnspotted from the world.


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Bill's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 21 on 10/18/2014, 12:34pm...

I believe the Holy Spirit is the engrafted implanted Word, referred to in James 1 21, receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. The phrase save your souls, in this context, does not mean to save from eternal condemnation. It means to sanctify. Thus the child of God is commanded to receive i.e, accept the engrafted Word the Holy Spirit Who teaches us the written Word and impresses upon our heart truths that we need in order to grow. In other words, He sanctifies us through the Word. Jesus prayed, Sanctify them through thy truth thy word is truth John 17 17 .


Junior's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 27 on 10/11/2014, 2:32pm...

We ought to worship God in truth and spirit by being obedient to his statues and expressing his love to others.


Skycastle-sc's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 10/08/2014, 9:32pm...

we lust after what we love or desire to have this verse is telling those who will fall into sin due to their lost and then try to attribute it to God that is not so let me just say u ate tempted by your affections and or priorities.


KokTho's James Chapter 1 comment on 10/08/2014, 8:28pm...

James ' emphasis on sanctification good works seems at odds with the widely accepted idea that salvation is by " justification alone " to the extent that Lutherans have moved the book of James to the latter sections of their Bible. So, salvation according to James is both justification and sanctification ?


Christ lover's James Chapter 1 comment on 10/06/2014, 7:54am...

By going through diverse temptations, in it God make man to become a perfect person, more faithful, well spiritually strong 1 peter 5 10 , and after you have through with it, it will give you great ability to handle your forthcoming glory which God prepare for you. and you will become a mature person that can able to stand for high responsibility.


Sandra's James Chapter 1 comment on 10/03/2014, 3:24am...

Falling into temptation is never on purpose. Your strive to please God must be intentional Where you lack wisdom you should ask God,He gives it freely.You can 't go wrong. When you fall in temptation it let 's YOU know what 's in you. Then there is no debate whether or not you are a certain way. Then you can ask God for the stability you need to please Him. Therefore the trial does make you strong in the long run. You either want to please God or you don 't! That 's where you find out whether you are double minded or not. We are imperfect but we shouldn 't be doubleminded.


Katie's James Chapter 1 comment on 9/29/2014, 1:05am...

AL...HI! A double minded man is someone who is double minded. Someone who wavers back and forth. They are uncertain and divided. What it basically means is they feel a certain way about something one day and the next day they have changed their mind about it already and never really getting around to establishing their true faith and beliefs. I sure hope that helps. You should get you a Strongs Concordance and use it to understand the bible better. It has cleared up so many things for me. Such a helpful tool for the serious bible student. You must use it in conjunction with the KJV bible though. I don 't recommend any other bible anyways! God bless!


Cassandra's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 9/28/2014, 11:11pm...

This means to me means faith is a test from god and to god wants to see if u have faith in what he can do god bless i have FAITH n him good n bad situations my story tells it all my faith


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