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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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Cjl's James Chapter 1 comment on 7/27/2014, 1:38am...

James is a book that speak 's directly to The heart in a very personal way. It tells You excaly what God wants you to be through him. I love that!


Kevin's James Chapter 1 comment on 7/19/2014, 12:07pm...

I liked Verna 's comment on Chapter 1 of James. I was actually sensing, and feeling the Holy Spirit convicting me of exactly what Matthew Henry commentary described, and then Verna 's comment sealed it for me. I 'm going to study the commentary for a while. Praise be to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.


Verna's James Chapter 1 comment on 7/15/2014, 6:56am...

When I allowed myself to look inside my heart the word came alive sin no long had a grip on my life and God gave me strengths to overcome many things from the past that satan had trapped me with. This was very liberating when I allowed God to shed light in the dark places of my heart and open those rooms in my heart that I had closed.


Angela's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 7/12/2014, 3:22pm...

this scripture assures me that my life and my living is not in vein. I suffer because he suffered. In that suffering I become more of him and less of myself


Angel Michelle's James Chapter 1 comment on 7/10/2014, 3:06pm...

Good study and building up of your spirit man and renewing your minds.


Dr. John Ramey's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 21 on 7/04/2014, 4:25pm...

The key to verse 21 of chapter 1 in James is "The Engrafted Word ". Only when the Word of God becomes part of you will you have the power to overcome sin. otherwise you will find yourself sinning with helpless regularity. I 've had people tell me, "I know I need to get into the Word more " and I always reply, "no! you need to get the Word into you " that 's the difference that James is telling his Hebrew brethren. You know the Word of God intellectually but you are not doing the Word of God! That is where we find Christians who can 't seem to ever get a break or a blessing in their life. They are not doing the Word of God, otherwise, making it a part of practical living. When the Word of God is grafted into your being so much so that you do the Word of God it will manifest in less sin and a multitude of life blessings. Jesus said, "If you know these things, happy are ye if you do them " John 13 17.


Tony's James Chapter 1 comment on 6/29/2014, 2:27pm...

when we know who we are in CHRIST we can live VICTORIOUS By obeyin the word as we hear it kind of removes the fog from our eyes so that we see our self in GOD. when we dont obey we lose sight of who we are and become confused about were we stand. Be ye doers of the WORD...


Essy's James Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 6/17/2014, 11:36am...

i think only the devol can tempt us not God


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