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crown of life, which th Lord

JAMES, a servant of God hath promised to them that Christ, to the twelve tribes. 13 Let no man say when he which are scattered abroad, is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be temptgreeting.

and of the Lord Jesus love him.

2 My brethren, count it all ed with evil, neither tempteth
joy, when ye fall into divers he any man:

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh pa


14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath con4 But let patience have her ceived, it bringeth forth sin: perfect work, that ye may be and sin, when it is finished, perfect and entire, wanting bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved


5 If any of you lack wisdom, brethren.
let him ask of God, that giveth 17 Every good gift and every
to all men liberally, and up- perfect gift is from above, and
braideth not; and it shall be cometh down from the Father
given him.
of lights, with whom is no va-
6 But let him ask in faith, riableness, neither shadow of
nothing wavering. For he that turning.
wavereth is like a wave of the
sea driven with the wind and

7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be 8 A double minded man is swift to hear, slow to speak, unstable in all his ways. slow to wrath': 9 Let the brother of low de- 20 For the wrath of gree rejoice in that he is ex-worketh not the righteousness alted: of God.

10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall

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21 Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word,
which is able to save your souls.
22 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 :
24 For he beholdeth himself,

Faith and works

and goeth his way,

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and worthy name by the which ye

straightway forgetteth what are called?

manner of man he was.

8 If ye fulfil the royal law

25 But whoso looketh into according to the scripture, the perfect law of liberty, and Thou shalt love thy neighbour continueth therein, he being as thyself, ye do well: not a forgetful hearer, but a 9 But if ye have respect to doer of the work, this man persons, ye commit sin, and shall be blessed in his deed. are convinced of the law as transgressors.

26 If any man among you 10 For whosoever shall keep seem to be religious, and bri-the whole law, and yet offend dleth not his tongue, but de- in one point, he is guilty of ceiveth his own heart, this all. man's religion is vain.

11 For he that said, Do not 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the not kill. Now if thou commit commit adultery, said also, Do Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


My havra Jesus
Y brethren, have not the

Christ, the Lord of glory, with
respect of persons.

no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

13 For he shall have judg ment without mercy, that hath rejoiceth against judgment. shewed no mercy; and mercy

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say 2 For if there come unto your he hath faith, and have not assembly a man with a gold works? can faith save him? ring, in goodly apparel, and 15 If a brother or sister be there come in also a poor man naked, and destitute of daily in vile raiment;


3 And ye have respect to him 16 And one of you say unto that weareth the gay clothing, them, Depart in peace, be ye and say unto him, Sit thou warmed and filled; notwithhere in a good place; and say standing ye give them not those to the poor, Stand thou there, things which are needful to the or sit here under my footstool: body; what doth it profit? 4 Are ye not then partial in 17 Even so, faith, if it hath not yourselves, and are become works, is dead, being alone. judges of evil thoughts? 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou 5 Hearken, my beloved bre- hast faith, and I have works: thren, Hath not God chosen shew me thy faith without thy the poor of this world rich in works, and I will shew thee faith, and heirs of the kingdom my faith by my works. which he hath promised to 19 Thou believest that there them that love him? is one God; thou doest well; 6 But ye have despised the the devils also believe, and poor. Do not rich men oppress tremble. you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without 7 Do not they blaspheme that works is dead?



the tongue. 21 Was not Abraham our fa- tongue among our members, ther justified by works, when that it defileth the whole body, he had offered Isaac his son and setteth on fire the course upon the altar? of nature; and it is set on fire

22 Seest thou how faith of hell. wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

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.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by 10 Out of the same mouth works, when she had received proceedeth blessing and cursthe messengers, and had sent ing. My brethren, these things them out another way? ought not so to be.

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.


brethren, be not many

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water

and bitter?

12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear oli e berries?either a vine, figs? 30 can no fountain both yield sa t water and fresh. 13 Who is a wise man and en

My masters, knowing that dued with knowledge among

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

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.

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are threatened.

12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

13 Go to now, ye that sayi and fightings among you? To day or to morrow we will come they not hence, even of go into such a city, and conyour lusts that war in your tinue there a year, and buy members? and sell, and get gain : 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye 14 Whereas ye know not what kill, and desire to have, and shall be on the morrow. For cannot obtain: ye fight and what is your life? It is even war, yet ye have not, because a vapour, that appeareth for a ye ask not. little time, and then vanisheth

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, away. because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulte- 16 But now ye rejoice in your resses, know ye not that the boastings: all such rejoicing is friendship of the world is en- evil. mity with God? whosoever 17 Therefore to him that therefore will be a friend of the knoweth to do good, and doeth world is the enemy of God. it not, to him it is sin.

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God re



to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your

sisteth the proud, but giveth miseries that shall come upon grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

8 Draw nigh to God, and he 3 Your gold and silver is canwill draw nigh to you. Cleanse kered; and the rust of them your hands, ye sinners; and shall be a witness against you, purify your hearts, ye double and shall eat your flesh as it minded. were fire. Ye have heaped 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, treasure together for the last and weep: let your laughter days. be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

4 Behold, the hire of the la bourers who have reaped down 10 Humble yourselves in the your fields, which is of you sight of the Lord, and he shall kept back by fraud, crieth: lift you up. and the cries of them which 11 Speak not evil one of an- have reaped are entered into other, brethren. He that speak- the ears of the Lord of Saeth evil of his brother, and baoth.

judgeth his brother, speaketh 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on evil of the law, and judgeth the the earth, and been wanton; ye law: but if thou judge the law, have nourished your hearts, as thou art not a doer of the law, in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and

but a judge.

I. PETER, 1.

Efficacy of prayer. killed the just: and he doth let him pray. Is any merry? not resist you. let him sing psalms.

7 Be patient therefore, bre- 14 Is any sick among you? let thren, unto the coming of the him call for the elders of the Lord. Behold, the husband-church; and let them pray over man waiteth for the precious him, anointing him with oil in fruit of the earth, and hath long the name of the Lord : patience for it, until he receive 15 And the prayer of faith the early and latter rain. shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned behold, the judge standeth before the door.

10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but 20 Let him know, that he let your yea be yea; and your which converteth the sinner nay, nay; lest ye fall into con- from the error of his way shall demnation. save a soul from death, and 13 Is any among you afflicted? shall hide a multitude of sins.




PETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and

peace, be multiplied.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us 2 Elect according to the fore-again unto a lively hope by the knowledge of God the Father, resurrection of Jesus Christ through sanctification of the from the dead.

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