Jas:1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Jas:1:13: Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Jas:1:14: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas:1:15: Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Jas:1:16: Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Jas:1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Jas:1:18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Jas:1:19: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Jas:1:20: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Jas:1:21: Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Jas:1:22: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas:1:23: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Jas:1:24: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Jas:1:25: But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Jas:1:26: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Jas:1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Jas:2:1: My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Jas:2:2: For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
Jas:2:3: And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
Jas:2:4: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Jas:2:5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Jas:2:6: But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Jas:2:7: Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
Jas:2:8: If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Jas:2:9: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
Jas:2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Jas:2:11: For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
Jas:2:12: So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.