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James
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CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into many afflictions;

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

4 But let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

12 Blessed is the man that resisteth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 

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.

21 Wherefore lay aside all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness, the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

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 vices of the world. 

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. 

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 2

1 My brethren, ye cannot have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, and yet have respect to persons. 

1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

2 Now 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; 

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;

4 Are ye not then in yourselves partial judges, and become evil in your thoughts? 

4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

10 For whosoever shall, save in one point, keep the whole law, he is guilty of all. 

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

14 What profit is it, my brethren, for a man to say he hath faith, and hath not works? can faith save him? 

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 Yea, a man may say, I will show thee I have faith without works; but I say, show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. 

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

16 For if a brother or sister be naked and destitute, and one of you say, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled; notwithstanding he give not those things which are needful to the body; what profit is your faith unto such? 

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it have not works is dead, being alone.

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Therefore wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead and cannot save you? 

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

19 Thou believest there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble; thou hast made thyself like unto them, not being justified. 

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

21 Seest thou how works wrought with his faith, and by works was faith made perfect? 

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

22 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God. 

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

23 Ye see then that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

24 Likewise also Rahab the harlot was justified by works, when she had received the messengers and sent them out another way. 

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

25 For, as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead. 

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 3

1 My brethren, strive not for the mastery, knowing that in so doing we shall receive the greater condemnation.

1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.