THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God—Resist temptation—Be ye doers of the word—How to recognize pure religion.
of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are bscattered
But let patience have her
perfect work, that ye may be aperfect
and entire, wanting nothing.
any of you lack bwisdom
, let him ask of God, that cgiveth
to all men
liberally, and dupbraideth
not; and it shall be given him.
But let him aask
, nothing cwavering
. 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.
minded man is
unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother of alow
degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the agrass
he shall pass away.
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the agrace
of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the brich
man fade away in his ways.
the man that bendureth
temptation: for when he is ctried
, he shall receive the dcrown
of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be atempted
, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is atempted
, when he is drawn away of his own blust
, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth asin
: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to aspeak
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
But be ye adoers
of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a ahearer
of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a bglass
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect alaw
, and continueth therein,
he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his atongue
, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is bvain