1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall
into divers temptations;
1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
1:4 "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect
and entire, wanting nothing.
1:5 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.
1:6,7 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. For let not
that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
(also James 4:8)
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.
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.
1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust,
1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin,
when it is finished (original for phrase 'when
it is finished' is 'separates one from God'),
bringeth forth death (why?).
1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
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
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.
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.
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.
1:27 Pure religion (original is 'worship')
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.