James 1

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Show verse 2 ToDo itemsHide verse 2 ToDo items2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
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T Count it all joy when you fall into various temptations.
T Don’t complain or get bitter when you face trials in your life.
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Show verse 3 ToDo itemsHide verse 3 ToDo items3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
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T Know that the trying of our faith produces patience.
F Know that the trying of our faith reveals areas of unbelief when we do not trust God or believe He is in control.
F Know that the trying of our faith reveals the progress of our spiritual growth to us.
F Know that patience is developed in us through trials while we wait in faith for God to act.
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Show verse 4 ToDo itemsHide verse 4 ToDo items4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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P Let patience have her perfect work so that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
T Know that God uses adversity to mature His people.
T Be patient in the face of adversity.
T Learn to trust and wait on God.
T Know that God allows you to go through trials so that you might become perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
T Consider each trial an opportunity for growth.
T Know that each trial can make you bitter or better.
C Know that God wants us to become mature.
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Show verse 5 ToDo itemsHide verse 5 ToDo items5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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P If you lack wisdom, ask God for it, who gives to all men liberally without reproach.
C Know that God gives to all men liberally without reproach.
F Know that the wisest and most important thing you can ever do is seek the wisdom of God.
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Show verse 6 ToDo itemsHide verse 6 ToDo items6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
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T Ask God in faith without doubting.
F Know that unwavering faith is faith founded on the promises of God.
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Show verse 7 ToDo itemsHide verse 7 ToDo items7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
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F Know that wavering faith is ineffective faith.
W Know that he that doubts shall not receive any thing of the Lord.
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8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
Show verse 12 ToDo itemsHide verse 12 ToDo items12 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.
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P Know that the man that endures temptation shall receive the crown of life.
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Show verse 13 ToDo itemsHide verse 13 ToDo items13 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:
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C Know that God cannot be tempted with evil.
C Know that God tempts no man.
W Let no man say when he is tempted: "I am tempted of God."
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Show verse 14 ToDo itemsHide verse 14 ToDo items14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
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W Know every man is tempted, when drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
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15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Show verse 17 ToDo itemsHide verse 17 ToDo items17 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.
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F Know that every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father above.
C Know that there is no variableness or shadow of turning in God.
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18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Show verse 22 ToDo itemsHide verse 22 ToDo items22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
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W Be a doer of the word and not a hearer only.
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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:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
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.
Show verse 26 ToDo itemsHide verse 26 ToDo items26 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.
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T Surrender your tongue.
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Show verse 27 ToDo itemsHide verse 27 ToDo items27 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.
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T Visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.
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