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James 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Testing of Your Faith

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[fn]James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes who are [fn]dispersed abroad: Greetings.

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Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various [fn]trials,

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:3 - knowing that the testing of your faith produces [fn]endurance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:4 - And let [fn]endurance have its perfect [fn]result, so that you may be [fn]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [fn]without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:6 - But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:7 - For that person ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:8 - being a [fn]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
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Now the brother or sister of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:10 - but the rich person is to glory in his [fn]humiliation, because like [fn]flowering grass he will pass away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:11 - For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so also the rich person, in the midst of his pursuits, will die out.
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Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [fn]been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - No one is to say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted [fn]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [fn]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:14 - But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:15 - Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it has run its course, brings forth death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:16 - Do not be [fn]deceived, my beloved brothers and sisters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:17 - Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or [fn]shifting shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:18 - In the exercise of His will He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be [fn]a kind of first fruits [fn]among His creatures.
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[fn]You know this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:20 - for a man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:21 - Therefore, ridding yourselves of all filthiness and all [fn]that remains of wickedness, in [fn]humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:22 - But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:23 - For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [fn]natural face in a mirror;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:24 - for once he has looked at himself and gone away, [fn]he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:25 - But one who has looked intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but [fn]an active doer, this person will be blessed in [fn]what he does.
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If anyone thinks himself to be religious, yet does not [fn]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [fn]by the world.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Jacob
Lit in the Dispersion
Or temptations
Or steadfastness
Or steadfastness
Lit work
Or mature
Lit does not reproach
I.e., a chronic doubter
Or downfall
Lit the flower of the grass
Or passed the test
Lit from
Lit of evil things
Or misled
Lit shadow of turning
Or a certain first fruits
Lit of
Or Know this
Lit abundance of malice
Or gentleness
Lit the face of his birth; or nature
Lit and he
Lit a doer of a work
Lit his doing
Or control
Lit from

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