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have spoken upto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation :
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 We have an altar whereof they have no right to eat whichi serve the tabernacle.
11 For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the
camp. 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the
canıp, bearing his reproach.
14. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one' to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name.
16 But to do good and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprotitable for you.
18 Pray for us : for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly,
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you
the sooner. 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation : for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. 25 Grace be with
The General Epistle of JAMES.
CHAP. I. 1 We must ask wisdom of God, 19 hear the word, and do
thereafter. 36 What true religion is.
a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the' trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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.
6 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.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
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 hurning 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.
19 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,
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: 14 But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
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.
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 of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits 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 erigrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
02 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
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 :
04 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. 26 If any man among you seem to be reli ious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affiiction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
CHAP. III. i We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others, 5 but
rather to bridle the tongue. 13 The truly wise, be mild
and peaceable, without encying and strife. MY brethren, be not many masters
, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us ; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm whithersoever the governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire; a world of iniquity : so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.
8 But the tongue. can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of. God.
10 Out of the same month proceedeth blessing and curs-, ing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Il Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive berries ? either a vine, figs so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 | Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work..
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
CHAP. V. 1 Of wicked rich men. 7 Of patience. 12 To forbeur
swearing. 13 To pray in adversity, and sing in prosperity. Go
O to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your mi
series that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire, Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth : and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth pot resist you.