James, "a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad, Greeting.
Count it, my brethren, all joy when you fall into divers trials,
knowing that the trial of your faith operateth to produce patience.
Let patience then have a full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.
And if any of you wanteth wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it will be given him.
But let him ask with faith, without wavering, for he who wavereth is like a wave of the sea, raised by the wind and tossed about.
Let not therefore such a man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord.
A man unsteady in his mind, is unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother who is in low circumstances glory in his exaltation;
and him who is rich, in his humiliation, because he shall pass away like a flower of the grass.
For the sun riseth with its scorching heat, and withereth the blade, and the flower thereof failleth, and its beautiful appearance is gone. Just so will the rich man be blasted in his pursuits.
Happy the man, who endureth a trial! because having stood the test, he will Jas 1:receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them who love him.
13 Let no one when tempted say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil, neither doth he tempt any one.
14 But every one is tempted by his own desire, when allured and ensnared.
15 In that case desire having conceived, bringeth forth sin, and sin, when grown up, produceth death.
16 Be not led astray, my beloved brethren:
17 Every good donation, and every perfect gift, is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will he hath impregnated us with a word of truth, that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.