CLV(i) 1 James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion. Rejoice!" 2 All joy deem it, my brethren, whenever you should be falling into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith is producing endurance. 4 Now let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and unimpaired, lacking in nothing." 5 Now if anyone of you is lacking wisdom, let him be requesting it from God, Who is giving to all generously and is not reproaching, and it shall be given to him." 6 Yet let him be requesting in faith, doubting nothing, for he who is doubting simulates a surge of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed." 7 For let not that man be surmising that he shall be obtaining anything from the Lord - 8 a man double-souled, turbulent in all his ways." 9 Now let the humble brother be glorying in his exaltation, 10 yet the rich in his humiliation, for, as the flower of grass, shall he pass by." 11 For the sun rises, together with the scorching heat, and withers the grass, and its flower falls off, and the comeliness of its aspect perished. Thus the rich also in his goings shall be caused to fade." 12 Happy is the man who is enduring trial, for, becoming qualified, he will be obtaining the wreath of life, which He promises to those loving Him." 13 Let no one, undergoing trial, be saying that "From God am I undergoing trial,for God is not tried by evils, yet He is trying no one." 14 Now each one is undergoing trial when he is drawn away and lured by his own desire. 15 Thereafter, the desire, conceiving, is bringing forth sin. Now sin, fully consummated, is teeming forth death." 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren!" 17 All good giving and every perfect gratuity is from above, descending from the Father of lights, in Whom there is no mutation or shadow from revolving motion." 18 By intention, He teems forth us by the word of truth, for us to be some firstfruit of His own creatures." 19 Now you are aware, my beloved brethren! Yet let every man be swift to hear, tardy to speak, tardy to anger, 20 for the anger of man is not working the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore, putting off all filthiness and superabundance of evil, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls." 22 Now become doers of the word, and not only listeners, beguiling yourselves." 23 For if anyone is a listener to the word and not a doer, this one simulates a man considering the face he inherited in a mirror;" 24 for he considers himself and has come away, and immediately forgot what kind he was." 25 Now he who peers into the perfect law, that of freedom, and abides, not becoming a forgetful listener, but a doer of the work, this one will be happy in his doing." 26 If anyone is seeming to be a ritualist, not bridling his tongue, but seducing his heart, the ritual of this one is vain, 27 for ritual clean and undefiled with God the Father is this: to be visiting the bereaved and widowed in their affliction, to be keeping oneself unspotted from the world."