1 G2385 James G1401 , a servant G2316 of God G2532 and G2962 of the Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ G1427 , to the twelve G5443 tribes G1722 which G1290 are scattered abroad G5463 , greeting [G5721] .
2 G3450 My G80 brethren G2233 , count it [G5662] G3956 all G5479 joy G3752 when G4045 ye fall [G5632] G4164 into divers G3986 temptations;
3 G1097 Knowing [G5723] G3754 this, that G1383 the trying G5216 of your G4102 faith G2716 worketh [G5736] G5281 patience.
4 G1161 But G2192 let G5281 patience G2192 have [G5720] G5046 her perfect G2041 work G2443 , that G5600 ye may be [G5753] G5046 perfect G2532 and G3648 entire G3007 , wanting [G5746] G1722 nothing G3367 .
5 G1161 G1536 If any G5216 of you G3007 lack [G5743] G4678 wisdom G154 , let him ask [G5720] G3844 of G2316 God G1325 , that giveth [G5723] G3956 to all G574 men liberally G2532 , and G3679 upbraideth [G5723] G3361 not G2532 ; and G1325 it shall be given [G5701] G846 him.
6 G1161 But G154 let him ask [G5720] G1722 in G4102 faith G3367 , nothing G1252 wavering [G5734] G1063 . For G1252 he that wavereth [G5734] G1503 is like [G5758] G2830 a wave G2281 of the sea G416 driven with the wind [G5746] G2532 and G4494 tossed [G5746] .
7 G1063 For G3633 let G3361 not G1565 that G444 man G3633 think [G5737] G3754 that G2983 he shall receive [G5695] G5100 any thing G3844 of G2962 the Lord.
9 G1161 G2744 Let G80 the brother G5011 of low degree G2744 rejoice [G5737] G1722 in G846 that he G5311 is exalted:
10 G1161 But G4145 the rich G1722 , in G846 that he G5014 is made low G3754 : because G5613 as G438 the flower G5528 of the grass G3928 he shall pass away [G5695] .
11 G1063 For G2246 the sun G393 is no sooner risen [G5656] G4862 with G2742 a burning heat G2532 , but G3583 it withereth [G5656] G5528 the grass G2532 , and G438 the flower G846 thereof G1601 falleth [G5627] G2532 , and G2143 the grace G4383 of the fashion G846 of it G622 perisheth [G5639] G3779 : so G2532 also G3133 shall G4145 the rich man G3133 fade away [G5701] G1722 in G846 his G4197 ways.
12 G3107 Blessed G435 is the man G3739 that G5278 endureth [G5719] G3986 temptation G3754 : for G1384 when he is tried G1096 [G5637] G2983 , he shall receive [G5695] G4735 the crown G2222 of life G3739 , which G2962 the Lord G1861 hath promised [G5662] G25 to them that love [G5723] G846 him.
13 G3004 Let G3367 no man G3004 say [G5720] G3985 when he is tempted [G5746] G3754 , G3985 I am tempted [G5743] G575 of G2316 God G1063 : for G2316 God G551 cannot be tempted G2076 [G5748] G2556 with evil G1161 , neither G3985 tempteth G846 he G3985 [G5719] G3762 any man:
14 G1161 But G1538 every man G3985 is tempted [G5743] G1828 , when he is drawn away [G5746] G5259 of G2398 his own G1939 lust G2532 , and G1185 enticed [G5746] .
15 G1534 Then G1939 when lust G4815 hath conceived [G5631] G5088 , it bringeth forth [G5719] G266 sin G1161 : and G266 sin G658 , when it is finished [G5685] G616 , bringeth forth [G5719] G2288 death.
17 G3956 Every G18 good G1394 gift G2532 and G3956 every G5046 perfect G1434 gift G2076 is [G5748] G509 from above G2597 , and cometh down [G5723] G575 from G3962 the Father G5457 of lights G3844 , with G3739 whom G1762 is [G5748] G3756 no G3883 variableness G2228 , neither G644 shadow G5157 of turning.
18 G1014 Of his own will [G5679] G616 begat he [G5656] G2248 us G3056 with the word G225 of truth G1519 , that G2248 we G1511 should be [G5750] G5100 a kind G536 of firstfruits G846 of his G2938 creatures.
19 G5620 Wherefore G3450 , my G27 beloved G80 brethren G2077 , let G3956 every G444 man G2077 be [G5749] G5036 swift G1519 to G191 hear [G5658] G1021 , slow G1519 to G2980 speak [G5658] G1021 , slow G1519 to G3709 wrath:
20 G1063 For G3709 the wrath G435 of man G2716 worketh [G5736] G3756 not G1343 the righteousness G2316 of God.
21 G1352 Wherefore G659 lay apart [G5642] G3956 all G4507 filthiness G2532 and G4050 superfluity G2549 of naughtiness G1209 , and receive [G5663] G1722 with G4240 meekness G1721 the engrafted G3056 word G3588 , which G1410 is able [G5740] G4982 to save [G5658] G5216 your G5590 souls.
22 G1161 But G1096 be ye [G5737] G4163 doers G3056 of the word G2532 , and G3361 not G202 hearers G3440 only G3884 , deceiving [G5740] G1438 your own selves.
23 G3754 For G1536 if any G2076 be [G5748] G202 a hearer G3056 of the word G2532 , and G3756 not G4163 a doer G3778 , he G1503 is like [G5758] G435 unto a man G2657 beholding [G5723] G846 his G1078 natural G4383 face G1722 in G2072 a glass:
24 G1063 For G2657 he beholdeth [G5656] G1438 himself G2532 , and G565 goeth his way [G5754] G2532 , and G2112 straightway G1950 forgetteth [G5633] G3697 what manner of man G2258 he was [G5713] .
25 G1161 But G3879 whoso looketh [G5660] G1519 into G5046 the perfect G3551 law G1657 of liberty G2532 , and G3887 continueth [G5660] G3778 therein, he G1096 being [G5637] G3756 not G1953 a forgetful G202 hearer G235 , but G4163 a doer G2041 of the work G3778 , this man G2071 shall be [G5704] G3107 blessed G1722 in G846 his G4162 deed.
26 G1536 If any man G1722 among G5213 you G1380 seem [G5719] G1511 to be [G5750] G2357 religious G5468 , and bridleth [G5723] G3361 not G846 his G1100 tongue G235 , but G538 deceiveth [G5723] G846 his own G2588 heart G5127 , this man's G2356 religion G3152 is vain.
27 G2513 Pure G2356 religion G2532 and G283 undefiled G3844 before G2316 God G2532 and G3962 the Father G2076 is [G5748] G3778 this G1980 , To visit [G5738] G3737 the fatherless G2532 and G5503 widows G1722 in G846 their G2347 affliction G5083 , and to keep [G5721] G1438 himself G784 unspotted G575 from G2889 the world.