The worst thing we can bring to any dispute, is anger. Be humble and content (9-11) Authorship. He is not the author of the dross, though his fiery trial exposes it. In hearing the word, we look into it for counsel and direction, and when we study it, it turns to our spiritual life. Afflictions cannot make us miserable, if it be not our own fault. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 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. 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. 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. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting . James 1 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 27 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. 3:9; James 3:17 If any of you lacks wisdom, # Prov. 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. 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Jas.1 [1] James, 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. The not bridling the tongue, readiness to speak of the faults of others, or to lessen their wisdom and piety, are signs of a vain religion. 6 # (Mark 11:23, 24); Acts 10:20 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. [2] My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;[3] Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Let us take care, in times of trial, that patience, and not passion, is set to work in us: whatever is said or done, let patience have the saying and doing of it. James 1:1-4. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Let the word of truth be carefully attended to, and it will set before us the corruption of our nature, the disorders of our hearts and lives; and it will tell us plainly what we are. 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. 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. (19-21) And of living according thereto. James addresses his book, "To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad." But in vain do we hear God's word, and look into the gospel glass, if we go away, and forget our spots, instead of washing them off; and forget our remedy, instead of applying to it. 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. As the sun is the same in nature and influences, though the earth and clouds, often coming between, make it seem to us to vary, so God is unchangeable, and our changes and shadows are not from any changes or alterations in him. Testing of Your Faith. Persevere in trials (2-4) III. 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. As every good gift is from God, so particularly our being born again, and all its holy, happy consequences come from him. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. Moffatt translated James 1:2 as, Greet it as pure joy, pointing out a play on word between the Greetings at the end of James 1:1, and a similar word used to start James 1:2. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 1 James, a a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are b scattered abroad, greeting.. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into a divers b temptations;. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. King James Bible Online: Authorized King James Version (KJV) of the Bible- the preserved and living Word of God. Salutation. Go To James Index. The King James Version is in the public domain. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Chapter 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 of turning. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. James 1:1 "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting." God has no pleasure in the death of men, as he has no hand in their sin; but both sin and misery are owing to themselves. 1 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.. The commands of God, and the dealings of his providence, try men's hearts, and show the dispositions which prevail in them. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. Outline. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But nothing sinful in the heart or conduct can be ascribed to God. Compare Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this , that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 29:12 it will be given to him. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Testing of Your Faith. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. And if men would govern their tongues, they must govern their passions. / 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers We must yield ourselves to the word of God, with humble and teachable minds. Greetings from James . For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. He was so humbled by the fact that, he had not immediately realized who Jesus was. And let us remember, that nothing avails in Christ Jesus, but faith that worketh by love, purifies the heart, subdues carnal lusts, and obeys God's commands.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this , that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 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 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. JAS 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; JAS 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (James 1:1) James, 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. James Greeting. 5 # 1 Kin. Christ will become more precious to the believer's soul, which by his grace will become more fitted for the inheritance of the saints in light.26,27 When men take more pains to seem religious than really to be so, it is a sign their religion is in vain. World English Bible. We should devote all our faculties to God's service, that we may be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.19-21 Instead of blaming God under our trials, let us open our ears and hearts to learn what he teaches by them. Every soul that truly loves God, shall have its trials in this world fully recompensed in that world above, where love is made perfect. And mark the distinctness, it is not for his deeds, that any man is blessed, but in his deed. It is the design of the word of God to make us wise to salvation; and those who propose any mean or low ends in attending upon it, dishonour the gospel, and disappoint their own souls.22-25 If we heard a sermon every day of the week, and an angel from heaven were the preacher, yet, if we rested in hearing only, it would never bring us to heaven. A true Christian becomes as different a person from what he was before the renewing influences of Divine grace, as if he were formed over again. And who does not want wisdom to guide him under trials, both in regulating his own spirit, and in managing his affairs? 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Then, let him that is rich rejoice in the grace of God, which makes and keeps him humble; and in the trials and exercises which teach him to seek happiness in and from God, not from perishing enjoyments.12-18 It is not every man who suffers, that is blessed; but he who with patience and constancy goes through all difficulties in the way of duty. Here is something in answer to every discouraging turn of the mind, when we go to God under a sense of our own weakness and folly. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. An unspotted life must go with unfeigned love and charity. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 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. ( The King James Bible Version Online ) Go to Audio Bible. Those who lay the blame of sin, either upon their constitution, or upon their condition in the world, or pretend they cannot keep from sinning, wrong God as if he were the author of sin. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 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. Stop the beginnings of sin, or all the evils that follow must be wholly charged upon us. (26,27)1-11 Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God's love; and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last. 1 a James, a servant 1 of God and b of the Lord Jesus Christ, To c the twelve tribes in d the Dispersion: Greetings. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Includes 1611 KJV and 1769 Cambridge KJV. James 1:3 faith temptation addiction. This must reach to sins of thought and affection, as well as of speech and practice; to every thing corrupt and sinful. Since the breadth of this address does not indicate that the people were enduring any common experience, James is likely giving counsel of timeless and general application that is indispensable to growth in godly character to all sorts of people under every circumstance. Our true religion is equal to the measure in which these things have place in our hearts and conduct. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.. Those who keep in the law and word of God, are, and shall be, blessed in all their ways. King James Version: James Chapter 1. If we flatter ourselves, it is our own fault; the truth, as it is in Jesus, flatters no man. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Worldly wealth is a withering thing. 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. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Afflictions, as sent by God, are designed to draw out our graces, but not our corruptions. King James Version (KJV) NIV KJV ESV NKJV. Being willing to hear of our faults, taking it not only patiently, but thankfully. James 1:5 wisdom receiving generosity. This epistle of James is one of the most instructive writings in the New Testament. 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