ECB(i) 1
Yaaqovos, a servant of Elohim and of Adonay Yah Shua Messiah: To the twelve scions of the diaspora: Cheers. 2
My brothers, deem it all cheer when you fall into divers testings; 3 knowing that the proofing of your trust works endurance: 4 and endurance have a work of completion/shalom so that you are complete/at shalom and whole - lacking naught. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, ask of Elohim who gives liberally to all and reproaches not - and he is given. 6 But ask in trust, doubting naught. For whoever doubts resembles a surge of the sea windtossed and tossed. 7 For suppose not that such a human takes aught of Adonay. 8 A double-souled man is unstable in all his ways. 9 But the brother of humbleness boasts in his exaltation; 10 and the rich in his humiliation: because he passes as the blossom of the herbage. 11 For the sun rises with a scorch and withers the grass; and the blossom falls and destructs the befittingness of its face: thus also the rich fades in his ways. 12 Blessed - the man who endures testing: because being approved he takes the wreath of life - which Adonay pre-evangelized to them who love him. 13 Word not, when tested, Because I am tested of Elohim: for Elohim is neither tested with evil nor tests anyone: 14 but each is tested when he is enticed of his own panting and entrapped. 15 Then when panting conceives, it births sin: and when sin completes/shalams, it breeds death. 16 Wander not, my beloved brothers. 17 Every gratuity of good and every gratuity of completion/shalom is from above; and descends from the Father of lights - with whom is neither changeableness nor shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will he bred us with the word of truth - to be some firstlings of his creatures. 19 So then, my beloved brothers, thus be every human: quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man works not the justness of Elohim. 21 So put away all foulness and superabundance of malice; and in meekness receive the implanted word which is able to save your souls: 22 and become doers of the word and not only hearers - deluding your own selves. 23 Because if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he resembles a man perceiving his genetic face in a mirror: 24 for he perceives himself - and goes - and straightway forgets what manner he is. 25 But whoever looks into the torah of completion/shalom of liberty and abides therein, not being a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one becomes blessed in his doing. 26 If anyone among you thinks himself as being ceremonious and bridles not his tongue but deludes his own heart - the ceremony of this man is vain. 27 Pure and unpolluted ceremony with Elohim and the Father is this: To scope out the orphans and widows in their tribulation and to guard himself unstained from the cosmos.