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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:1 A servant of Jesus Christ - Whose name the apostle mentions but once more in the whole epistle, #James 2:1|. And not at all in his whole discourse, #Acts 15:14|, &c.; or #Acts 21:20 |- 25. It might have seemed, if he mentioned him often, that he did it out of vanity, as being the brother of the Lord. To the twelve tribes - Of Israel; that is, those of them that believe. Which are scattered abroad - In various countries. Ten of the tribes were scattered ever since the reign of Hosea; and great part of the rest were now dispersed through the Roman empire: as was foretold, #Deut 28:25|, &c.30:4. Greeting - That is, all blessings, temporal and eternal.
Jas 1:1 On Temptations SUMMARY OF JAMES 1: Rejoicing in Trial. Seeking Wisdom. Stability Urged. The Source of Temptation. The Fountain of All Blessings. Pure and Undefiled Religion. James. See Introduction concerning the writer. He is called by Paul (Ga 1:19) and by Josephus the brother of Jesus. A servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. It seems probable from the title assumed that James was not an apostle. With only a few exceptions the Epistles begin with a reference to the apostleship of the writer. To the twelve tribes. The Jews are often so designated. See Ex 24:4 28:21 39:14 Eze 47:13 Mt 19:28 Lu 22:30 Ac 26:7 Re 21:12. Which are scattered abroad. Rather "of the Dispersion", a term applied to Jews outside of Judea.
Cynthia's comment on 2013-10-11 05:24:59:
I love James!!! In James 1:1, i love the fact that James makes a distinction between God the Father and Christ Jesus the Son. He boldly begans his letter by saying whose he is. A servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ!!! Wow!!! Awesome!!! Encouragement for us as believers today!!! So many people want to separate God from Jesus and actually believe that they are serving on or the other. They are one in the same in unity of spirit and purpose, yet they are separate. God our Father is the Father of Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus is our Big Brother as well as Saviour, Friend, Confidante, Lover of our soul. They're unity is such an example for us today especially for Fathers and sons. Awesome!!! I'm loving it!!!
Carolyn's comment on 2013-09-16 10:01:14:
i love the book of james because was jesus prophet he was a great man
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