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3 Knowing this, that the trying of your let patience have its perfect work, faith worketh patience.

that ye may be perfect and entire, 4 But let patience have her perfect lacking in nothing. work, that ye may be perfect and entire, 5 But if any of you lacketh wiswanting nothing.

dom, let him ask of God, who giv5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him eth to all liberally and upbraideth ask of God, that giveth to all men lib- not; and it shall be given him. erally, and upbraideth not; and it shall 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing be given him.

doubting: for he that doubteth is 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing like the surge of the sea driven by wavering. For he that wavereth is like the wind and tossed. 7 For let not a wave of the sea driven with the wind that man think that he shall receive and tossed.

anything of the Lord; 8 a double7 For let not that man think that he minded man, unstable in all his shall receive any thing of the Lord. ways.

8 A double minded man is unstable in 9 But let the brother of low deall his ways.

gree glory in his high estate: 10 and 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice the rich, in that he is made low: in that he is exalted :

because as the flower of the grass 10 But the rich, in that he is made

he shall pass away.

11 For the sun low: because as the flower of the grass ariseth with the scorching wind, he shall pass away.

and withereth the grass; and the 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with flower thereof falleth, and the grace a burning heat, but it withereth the grass,

of the fashion of it perisheth: so and the flower thereof falleth, and the

also shall the rich man fade away grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so

in his goings. also shall the rich man fade away in his

12 Blessed is the man that enways.

dureth temptation: for when he 12 Blessed is the man that endureth hath been approved, he shall receive temptation: for when he is tried, he shall the crown of life, which the Lord receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love him. 13 hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted,

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God I am tempted of God: for God cannot cannot be tempted with evil, and he be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he himself tempteth no man: 14 but any man:

each man is tempted, when he is 14 But every man is tempted, when he drawn away by his own lust, and is drawn away of his own lust, and en- enticed. 15 Then the lust, when it ticed.

hath conceived, beareth sin: and the 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it

sin, when it is full-grown, bringeth bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is forth death. 16 Be not deceived, my finished, bringeth forth death.

beloved brethren. 17 Every good 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. gift and every perfect boon is from

17 Every good gift and every perfect above, coming down from the Fagift is from above, and cometh down from ther of lights, with whom can be the Father of lights, with whom is no no variation, neither shadow that is variableness, neither shadow of turning. cast by turning. 18 Of his own will

18 Of his own will begat he us with the he brought us forth by the word word of truth, that we should be a kind of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let 19 Ye know this, my beloved every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, brethren. But let every man be slow to wrath :

swift to hear, slow to speak, slow 20 For the wrath of man worketh not to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man the righteousness of God.

worketh not the righteousness of 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and God. 21 Wherefore putting away superfuity of naughtiness, and receive all filthiness and overflowing of with meekness the engrafted word, which wickedness, receive with meekness is able to save your souls.

the implanted word, which is able

And let patience have its perfect 3 Knowing that the trying of your faith work, that ye may be perfect and worketh patience. entire, lacking in nothing.

4 And patience hath a perfect work; 5 But if any of you lacketh wis- that you may be perfect and entire, faildom, let him ask of God, who giveth ing in nothing. to all liberally and upbraideth not; 5 But if any of you want wisdom, let and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask of God, who giveth to all men him ask in faith, nothing doubting: abundantly, and upbraideth not; and it for he that doubteth is like the shall be given him. surge of the sea driven by the wind 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing and tossed. 7 For let not that man wavering. For he that wavereth is like think that he shall receive anything a wave of the sea, which is moved and of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded carried about by the wind. man, unstable in all his ways.

7 Therefore let not that man think that 9 But let the brother of low de- he shall receive any thing of the Lord. gree glory in his high estate: 10 and 8 A double minded man is inconstant in the rich, in that he is made low: be

all his ways. cause as the flower of the grass he 9 But let the brother of low condition shall pass away.

Il For the sun glory in his exaltation: ariseth with the scorching wind, and 10 And the rich, in his being low; bewithereth the grass; and the flower cause as the flower of the grass shall he thereof falleth, and the grace of the pass away. fashion of it perisheth: so also shall 11 For the sun rose with a burning heat, the rich man fade away in his go- and parched the grass, and the flower ings.

thereof fell off, and the beauty of the 12 Blessed is the man that endur- shape thereof perished: so also shall the eth temptation; for when he hath rich man fade away in his ways. been approved, he shall receive the 12 Blessed is the man that endureth crown of life, which the Lord prom- temptation; for when he hath been ised to them tha love him. 13 Let proved, he shall receive the crown of life, no man say when he is tempted, which God hath promised to them that I am tempted of God; for God can- love him. not be tempted with evil, and he 13 Let no man, when he is tempted, say himself tempteth no man: 14 but that he is tempted by God. For God is each man is tempted, when he is not a tempter of evils, and he tempteth drawn away by his own lust, and no man. enticed. 15 Then the lust, when it 14 But every man is tempted by his hath conceived, beareth sin: and the own concupiscence, being drawn away and sin, when it is full-grown, bringeth allured. forth death. 16 Be not deceived, 15 Then when concupiscence hath conmy beloved brethren. 17 Everyceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, good gift and every perfect gift is when it is completed, begetteth death. from above, coming down from the 16 Do not err, therefore, my dearest Father of lights, with whom can be brethren. no variation, neither shadow that is 17 Every best gift, and every percast by turning. 18 Of his own fect gift, is from above, coming down will he brought us forth by the from the Father of lights, with whom word of truth, that we should be there is no change, nor shadow of altera kind of firstfruits of his crea- ation. tures.

18 For of his own will hath he begotten 19 Ye know this, my beloved us by the word of truth, that we might brethren. But let every man be be some beginning of his creature. swift to hear, slow to speak, slow 19 You know, my dearest brethren. to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man And let every man be swift to hear, but worketh not the righteousness of slow to speak, and slow to anger. God. 21 Wherefore putting away 20 For the anger of man worketh not all filthiness and overflowing of the justice of God. wickedness, receive with meekness 21 Wherefore casting away all uncleanthe implanted word, which is able to ness, and abundance of naughtiness, with 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not to save your souls.

22 But be ye hearers only, deceiving your own selves. doers of the word, and not hearers

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, only, deluding your own selves. 23 and not a doer, he is like unto a man For if any one is a hearer of the beholding his natural face in a glass : word, and not a doer, he is like

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth unto a man beholding his natural his way, and straightway forgetteth what face in a mirror: 24 for he beholdmanner of man he was.

eth himself, and goeth away, and 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect straightway forgetteth what manner law of liberty, and continueth therein, he of man he was. 25 But he that being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer looketh into the perfect law, the of the work, this man shall be blessed law of liberty, and so continueth, in his deed.

being not a hearer that forgetteth, 26 If any man among you seem to be but a doer that worketh, this man religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but shall be blessed in his doing. 26 If deceiveth his own heart, this man's re- any man thinketh himself to be religion is vain.

ligious, while he bridleth not his 27 Pure religion and undefiled before tongue but deceiveth his heart, this God and the Father is this, To visit the man's religion is vain. 27 Pure refatherless and widows in their affliction, ligion and undefiled before our God and to keep himself unspotted from the and Father is this, to visit the faworld.

therless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

CHAPTER 2.

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the Lord of_glory, with respect of 2 For if there come unto your assembly persons. 2 For if there come into a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, your synagogue a man with a gold and there come in also a poor man in ring, in fine clothing, and there come vile raiment;

in also a poor man in vile clothing; 3 And ye have respect to him that wear- 3 and ye have regard to him that eth the gay clothing, and say unto him, weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and say Sit thou here in a good place; and to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here ye say to the poor man, Stand thou under my footstool:

there, or sit under my footstool; 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, 4 are ye not divided in your own and are become judges of evil thoughts? mind, and become judges with evil

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved not God chosen the poor of this world brethren; did not God choose them rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that are poor as to the world to be which he hath promised to them that love rich in faith, and heirs of the kinghim?

dom which he promised to them 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do that love him? 6 But ye have disnot rich men oppress you, and draw you

honoured the poor man.

Do not before the judgment seats?

the rich oppress you, and them7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy selves drag you before the judgename by the which ye are called ?

ment-seats? 7 Do not they blas8 If ye fulfil the royal law according pheme the honourable name by the to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy which ye are called? 8 Howbeit if neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

ye fulfil the royal law, according to 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye the scripture, Thou shalt love thy commit sin, and are convinced of the law neighbour as thyself, ye do well: as transgressors.

9 but if ye have respect of persons, 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole ye commit sin, being convicted by

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save your souls. 22 But be ye doers meekness receive the ingrafted word,
of the word, and not hearers only, which is able to save your souls.
deluding your own selves. 23 For 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not
if any one is a hearer of the word hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
and not a doer, he is like unto a 23 For if a man be a hearer of the
man beholding his natural face in a word, and not a doer, he shall be com-
mirror: 24 for he beholdeth him- pared to a man beholding his own coun-
self, and goeth away, and straight- tenance in a glass.
way forgetteth what manner of man 24 For he beheld himself, and went his
he was. 25 But he that looketh into way, and presently forgot what manner
the perfect law, the law of liberty, of man he was.
and so continueth, being not a 25 But he that hath looked into the per-
hearer that forgetteth but a doer fect law of liberty, and hath continued
that worketh, this man shall be therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer,
blessed in his doing. 26 If any but a doer of the work; this man shall
man thinketh himself to be religious, be blessed in his deed.
while he bridleth not his tongue but 26 And if any man think himself to be
deceiveth his heart, this man's re- religious, not bridling his tongue, but
ligion is vain. 27 Pure religion and deceiving his own heart, this man's re-
undefiled before our God and Fa- ligion is vain.
ther is this, to visit the fatherless 27 Religion clean and undefiled before
and widows in their affliction, and God and the Father, is this: to visit the
to keep oneself unspotted from the fatherless and widows in their tribulation :
world.

and to keep one's self unspotted from this
world.

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CHAPTER 2.

2 My brethren, hold not the faith My brethren, have not the faith of
the Lord of glory, with respect of respect of persons.
persons. 2 For if there come into 2 For if there shall come into your as-
your synagogue a man with a gold sembly a man having a golden ring, in
ring, in fine clothing, and there fine apparel, and there shall come in also
come in also a poor man in vile a poor man in mean attire,
clothing; 3 and ye have regard to 3 And you have respect to him that is
him that weareth the fine clothing, clothed with the fine apparel, and shall
and say, Sit thou here in a good say to him: Sit thou here well; but say
place; and ye say to the poor man, to the poor man: Stand thou there, or sit
Stand thou there, or sit under my under_my footstool :
footstool; 4 do ye not make dis- 4 Do you not judge within your-
tinctions among yourselves, and be- selves, and are become judges of unjust
come judges with evil thoughts? thoughts?
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren; 5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: hath
did not God choose them that are not God chosen the poor in this world,
poor as to the world to be rich in rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom
faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that
which he promised to them that love him?
love him? 6 But ye have dishon- 6 But you have dishonoured the poor
ored the poor man. Do not the

man.

Do not the rich oppress you by rich oppress you, and themselves might? and do not they draw you before drag you before the judgment- the judgment seats? seats?

7 Do not they blaspheme 7 Do not they blaspheme the good name the honorable name by which ye

that is invoked upon you? are called ? 8 Howbeit if ye fulfil 8 If then you fulfil the royal law, acthe royal law, according to the cording to the scriptures, Thou shalt scripture, Thou shalt love thy love thy neighbour as thyself; you do neighbor as thyself, ye do well: well. 9 but if ye have respect of per- 9 But if you have respect to persons, law, and yet offend in one point, he is the law as transgressors.

10 For guilty of all.

whosoever shall keep the whole law, 11 For he that said, Do not commit and yet stumble in one point, he is adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if become guilty of all. II For he thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, that said, Do not commit adultery, thou art become a transgressor of the said also, Do not kill. Now if thou law.

dost not commit adultery, but kill12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that est, thou art become a transgressor shall be judged by the law of liberty. of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so

13 For he shall have judgment without do, as men that are to be judged mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and by a law of liberty. 13 For judgemercy rejoiceth against judgment.

ment is without mercy to him that 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, hath shewed no mercy: mercy glorithough a man say he hath faith, and have eth against judgement. not works? can faith save him?

14 What doth it profit, my breth15 If a brother or sister be naked, and ren, if a man say he hath faith, destitute of daily food,

but have not works ? can that faith 16 And one of you say unto them, De- save him? 15 If a brother or sister part in peace, be ye warmed and filled; be naked, and in lack of daily food, notwithstanding ye give them not those 16 and one of you say unto them, things which are needful to the body; Go in peace, be ye warmed and what doth it profit?

filled; and yet ye give them not 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, the things needful to the body; what is dead, being alone.

doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, if it have not works, is dead in and I have works: shew me thy faith itself. 18 Yea, a man will say, Thou without thy works, and I will shew thee hast faith, and I have works: shew my faith by my works.

me thy faith apart from thy works, 19 Thou believest that there is one God; and I by my works will shew thee thou doest well: the devils also believe,

my faith. 19 Thou believest that and tremble.

God is one; thou doest well: the 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, devils also believe, and shudder. 20 that faith without works is dead?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, 21 Was not Abraham our father justi- that faith apart from works is barfied by works, when he had offered Isaac ren? 21 Was not Abraham our fahis son upon the altar?

ther justified by works, in that he 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with offered up Isaac his son upon the his works, and by works was faith made altar? 22 Thou seest that faith perfect ?

wrought with his works, and by 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which

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

and it was reckoned unto him for 24 Ye see then how that by works a

righteousness; and he was called man is justified, and not by faith only. the friend of God. 24 Ye see that

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the by works a man is justified, and harlot justified by works, when she had not only by faith. 25 And in like received the messengers, and had sent manner was not also Rahab the harthem out another way?

lot justified by works, in that she 26 For as the body without the spirit received the messengers, and sent is dead, so faith without works is dead them out another way? 26 For as also.

the body apart from the spirit is dead, even

so faith apart from works is dead.

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