1:1 James, a servant of Elohim and of the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah,
To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad:
1:2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations, James
1:3 knowing that the trying of your faith develops patience. James
1:4 But let patience perfect its work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James
1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of Elohim, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him. James
1:6 But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind. James
1:7 Let not that man think that he will receive anything from YASHUWAH. James
1:8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
1:9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted, James
1:10 but the rich in that he is made low, because as the flower of the grass he will pass away. James
1:11 For the sun rises with a burning heat and it withers the grass, and its flowers fall, and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man wither away in his ways.
1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he is tried, he will receive the crown of life, which YASHUWAH has promised to those who love Him.
1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by Elohim,” for Elohim cannot be tempted with evil; neither does He tempt anyone. James
1:14 But each man is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed. James
1:15 Then, when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and when sin is finished, it brings forth death.
1:16 Do not err, my beloved brothers. James
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning. James
1:18 Of His own will He brought us forth with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.
1:19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, James
1:20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of Elohim. James
1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and remaining wickedness and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
1:22 Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James
1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man viewing his natural face in a mirror. James
1:24 He views himself, and goes his way, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. James
1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in his deeds.
1:26 If anyone among you seems to be true believer and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's faith is vain. James
1:27 Belief that is pure and undefiled before Elohim, the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.