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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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Kehinde Isaac. O's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 22 on 5/13/2015, 6:13am...

In my own point of view, the scripture is telling us that even as you've been taught, you must continuously be regurgitating the word and that the word must be part of, let the kind of life you live always interpret what you have been thought i.e Christ .......


Ilikelight's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 5/07/2015, 9:52am...

Oh son of the early morning birds sing and the dew sparkles as the suns light rises. we are more a son of man..more than the sparkles of dew,for we have the love for such things and all share this love..for the love is the light and the light sets forth its gift of are sons of light..and that light cast no shaddow.. it shines in life all ways it shines in death..for that light .is eternal..and holy..and you are that light. so we move from sons of man to children of light. Truley..we have been changed..and all things made new..sending love..sharring it..for its made to stand ready in these actions.. as we must be saved..and saved we are..again and again ..and again.. the name of our lord.. and he who sends...such a light, what so ever..i am this light "knows loves "


Anonymous's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 24 on 5/06/2015, 2:48pm...

The man in this illustration turned away from the mirror without acting on what he saw. So instead of just reading Gods Word, we want to apply it in our lives so we can benefit from the guidance.


Insight 777's James Chapter 1 comment on 5/03/2015, 12:40pm...

Verse 6,It is faith filled thinking that focuses attention on the meaning of Gods Word. Wisdom is understanding the Spirit of a man. What is Love, what is Kindness but actions of the soul and spirit. He that wavers wants his physical desires and demands fulfilled by God as a requirement of being a follower that accepts the spiritual power of God. This type of man asks God for physical riches that explained in verse 10 will not extend his life but will perish. Do not choose to follow God with the expectation of physical wealth as motivation. Appearances of lack and appearances of wealth are only temporary as the Holy Spirit guides us to the understanding that our physical lives are brief and expire regardless of status. Eternal life is reserved for those that seek the blessings of Spirit such as love and kindness in this life. Those with wisdom that do not waver, act accordingly with charity and concern for mankind. It is God 's pleasure to bestow the kingdom of abundant living on the faithful, the most excellent gift of eternal life. Chapter 12 of Luke verse 32... "Fear not...for it is your Father 's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. "


Richmond's James Chapter 1 comment on 4/24/2015, 4:57am...

James chpter 1:5 If any man needs. wisdom. ask God


Lakish Harvey's James Chapter 1 comment on 4/23/2015, 8:02am...

Living our lives after Jesus the way he did when he was walking upon the earth


Banivalia's James Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2015, 11:21pm...

I believe the hardest is being slow to talk but with faith I believe I can do it since if u are slow to talk it will lead to slow to wrath


Valentina's James Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2015, 10:42am...

the word of God is life. may God help us obey his commands so that his purpose for us will come to pass in Jesus name, amen


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