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Faith without


works is dead. 2 For if there come unto your 14 What doth it profit, my assembly a man with a gold brethren, though a man say he ring, in goodly apparel, and hath faith, and have not works? there come in also a poor man can faith save him? in vile raiment;

15 If a brother or sister be 3 And ye have respect to him naked, and destitute of daily that weareth the gay clothing, food, and say unto him, Sit thou here 16 And one of you say unto in a good place; and say to the them, Depart in peace, be ye poor, Stand thou there, or sit warmed and filled ; notwithhere under


footstool : standing ye give them not those 4 Are ye not then partial in things which are needful to the yourselves, and are become body; what doth it profit? judges of evil thoughts ? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not

5 Hearken, my beloved bre-works, is dead, being alone. thren, Hath not God chosen 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou the poor of this world rich in hast faith, and I have works : faith, and heirs of the kingdomshew me thy faith without thy which he hath promised to works, and I will shew thee them that love him?

my faith by my works. 6 But ye have despised the 19 Thou believest that there poor. Do not rich men oppress is one God; thou doest well: you, and draw you before the the devils also believe, and judgment seats ?

tremble. 7 Do not they blaspheme that 20 But wilt thou know, O vain worthy name by the which ye man, that faith without works are called ?

is dead ? 8 If ye fulfil the royal law 21 Was not Ā'-bră-hăm our according to the scripture, father justified by works, when Thou shalt love thy neighbour he had offered IP-saac his son as thyself, ye do well :

upon the altar? 9 But if ye have respect to 22 Seest thou how faith wrought persons, ye commit sin, and are with his works, and by works convinced of the law as trans- was faith made perfect? gressors.

23 And the scripture was ful10 For whosoever shall keep filled which saith, A'-bră-hăm the whole law, and yet offend believed God, and it was imin one point, he is guilty of all. puted unto him for righteous

11 For he that said, Do not ness: and he was called the commit adultery, said also, Do Friend of God. not kill. Now if thou commit 24 Ye see then how that by no adultery, yet if thou kill, works a man is justified, and thou art become a transgressor not by faith only. of the law.

25 Likewise also was not Ra'. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as håb the harlot justified by they that shall be judged by works, when she had received the law of liberty.

the messengers, and had sent 13 For he shall have judgment them out another way?

that hath shew- 26 For as the body without the ed no mercy; and mercy re- spirit is dead, so faith without joiceth against judgment. works is dead also.

without mercy,

Of governing JAMES, 3, 4.

the tongue. at the same place sweet water

and bitter ? CHAPTER 3.

12 Can the fig tree, my breY brethren, be not many thren, bear olive 'berries ?

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shall receive the greater con- fountain both yield salt water demnation.

and fresh. 2 For in many things we offend 13 Who is a wise man and all. If any man offend not in endued with knowledge among word, the same is a perfect you ? let him shew out of a man,' and able also to bridle good conversation his works the whole body.

with meekness of wisdom. 3 Behold, we put bits in the 14 But if ye have bitter envyhorses' mouths, that they may ing and strife in your hearts, obey us; and we turn about glory not, and lie not against their whole body.

the truth. 4 Behold also the ships, which 15 This wisdom descendeth though they be so great, and are not from above, but is earthly, driven of fierce winds, yet are sensual, devilish. they turned about with a very 16 For where envying and small helm, whithersoever the strife is, there is confusion and governor listeth.

every evil work. 5 Even so the tongue is a 17 But the wisdom that is little member, and boasteth from above is first pure, then great things. Behold, how peaceable, gentle, and easy to great a matter a little fire kin- be intreated, full of mercy and dleth !

good fruits, without partiality, 6 And the tongue is a fire, a and without hypocrisy. world of iniquity: so is the 18 And the fruit of righteoustongue among our members, ness is sown in peace of them that it defileth the whole body, that make peace. and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire

CHAPTER 4. of hell.

7 For every kind of beasts, NROM whence come wars and and of birds, and of serpents, fightings among you ? come and of things in the sea, is they not hence, even of your tamed, and hath been tamed of lusts that war in your memmankind :

bers ? 8 But the tongue can no man 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye tame; it is an unruly evil, full kill, and desire to have, and of deadly poison.

cannot obtain: ye fight and 9 Therewith bless we God, war, yet ye have not, because even the Father; and therewith ye ask not. curse we men, which are made 3 Ye ask, and receive not, after the similitude of God. because ye ask amiss, that ye 10 Out of the same mouth pro- may

consume it upon your ceedeth blessing and cursing. lusts. My brethren, these things 4 Ye adulterers and adulterought not so to be.

esses, know ye not that the 11 Doth a fountain send forth friendship of the world is


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Against pride, dic. JAMES, 5. Of wicked rich men. enmity with God? whosoever If the Lord will, we shall live, therefore will be a friend of and do this, or that. the world is the enemy of 16 But now ye rejoice in your God.

boastings : all such rejoicing is 5 Do ye think that the scrip- evil. ture saith in vain, The spirit 17 Therefore to him that know-( that dwelleth in us lusteth to eth to do good, and doeth it not, envy?

to him it is sin. 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resist

CHAPTER 5. eth the proud, but giveth grace O to now, ye rich men, weep unto the humble.

U and howl for your miseries 7 Submit yourselves therefore that shall come upon you. to God. Resist the devil, and 2 Your riches are corrupted, he will flee from you.

and your garments are moth8 Draw nigh to God, and he eaten. will draw nigh to you. Cleanse 3 Your gold and silver is canyour hands, ye sinners; and kered ; and the rust of them purify your hearts, ye double shall be a witness against you, minded.

and shall eat your flesh as it 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and were fire. Ye have heaped weep: let your laughter be turn-treasure together for the last ed to mourning, and your joy to days. heaviness.

4 Behold, the hire of the la10 Humble_yourselves in the bourers who have reaped down sight of the Lord, and he shall your fields, which is of you kept lift you up.

back by fraud, crieth : and the 11 Speak not evil one of an- cries of them which have reaped other, brethren. He that speak- are entered into the ears of the eth evil of his brother, and judg- Lord of sabaoth. eth his brother, speaketh evil of 5 Ye have lived in pleasure the law, and judgeth the law : on the earth, and been wanton; but if thou judge the law, thou ye have nourished your hearts, art not a doer of the law, but as in a day of slaughter. a judge.

6 Ye have condemned and 12 There is one lawgiver, who killed the just; and he doth is able to save and to destroy: not resist you. who art thou that judgest an- 7 Be patient therefore, breother?

thren, unto the coming of the 13 Go to now, ye that say, Lord. Behold, the husbandTo day or to morrow we will man waiteth for the precious go into such a city, and con- fruit of the earth, and hath tinue there a year, and buy long patience for it, until he reand sell, and get gain :

ceive the early and latter rain. 14 Whereas ye know not what 8 Be ye also patient; stablish shall be on the morrow. For your hearts : for the coming of what is your life? It is even the Lord draweth nigh. a vapour, that appeareth for 9 Grudge not one against ana little time, and then vanish- other, brethren, lest ye be con

demned : behold, the judge 15 For that ye ought to say, I standeth before the door.

eth away.

Peter blesseth God for I. PETER, 1. his manifold mercies.

10 Take, my brethren, the shall save the sick, and the prophets, who have spoken in Lord shall raise him up; and the name of the Lord, for an if he have committed sins, they example of suffering affliction, shall be forgiven him. and of patience.

16 Confess your faults one to 11 Behold, we count them another, and pray one for anhappy which endure. Ye have other, that ye may be healed. heard of the patience of Jõb, The effectual fervent prayer of and have seen the end of the a righteous man availeth much. Lord ; that the Lord is very 17 E-li'-s was a man subject pitiful, and of tender mercy. to like passions as we are, and

12 But above all things, my he prayed earnestly that it brethren, swear not, neither by might not rain : and it rained heaven, neither by the earth, not on the earth by the space neither by any other oath: but of three years and six months. let your yea be yea; and your 18 And he prayed again, and nay, nay; lest ye fall into con- the heaven gave rain, and the demnation.

earth brought forth her fruit. 13 Is any among you afflicted ?

19 Brethren, if any of you do let him pray. Is any merry ? err from the truth, and one let him sing psalms.

convert him ; 14 Is any sick among you ? 20. Let him know, that he let him call for the elders of which converteth the sinner the church ; and let them pray from the error of his way, over him, anointing him with shall save a soul from death, oil in the name of the Lord : and shall hide a multitude of 15 And the prayer of faith sins.




abundant mercy hath begotten CHAPTER 1.

us again unto a lively, hope E'TĚR, an apostle of Jē šis by the resurrection of Jē'-sús

Chrīst, to the strangers scat- Chrīst from the dead, tered throughout Pon'-tús, Gă- 4 To an inheritance incorruptlā'-tiă, Căp-pă-dō”-çi-š, A'-siă, ible, and undefiled, and that and Bi-thỳn-in,

fadeth not away, reserved in 2 Elect according to the fore-heaven for you, knowledge of God the Father, 5 Who are kept by the power through sanctification of the of God through faith unto salSpirit, unto obedience and vation ready to be revealed in sprinkling of the blood of Jē'- the last time. šūs Christ: Grace unto you, 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, and peace, be multiplied. though now for a season, if need

3 Blessed be the God and be, ye are in heaviness through Father of our Lord Jē'-sūs manifold temptations : Chrīst, which according to his 7 That the trial of your faith,

schortation İ. PETER, 2.

to holiness Deing much more precious than persons judgeth according to of gold that perisheth, though every man's work, pass the it be tried with fire, might be time of your sojourning here found unto praise and honour in fear: and glory at the appearing of 18 Forasmuch as ye know that Jē'-sús Christ :

ye were not redeemed with cor8 Whom having not seen, ye ruptible things, as silver and love ; in whom, though now ye gold, from your vain conversasee him not, yet believing, ye tion received by tradition from rejoice with joy unspeakable your fathers; and full of glory:

19 But with the precious blood 9 Receiving the end of your of Christ, as of a lamb without faith, even the salvation of your blemish and without spot : souls.

20 Who verily was foreor10 Of which salvation the pro- dained before the foundation phets have enquired and search of the world, but was manifest ed diligently, who prophesied in these last times for you, of the grace that should come 21 Who by him do believe in unto you:

God, that raised him up from 11 Searching what, or what the dead, and gave him glory; manner of time the Spirit of that your faith and hope might Chrīst which was in them did be in God. signify, when it testified before- 22 Seeing ye have purified hand the sufferings of Christ, your souls in obeying the truth and the glory that should fol- through the Spirit unto unlow.

feigned love of the brethren, 12 Unto whom it was revealed, see that ye love one another that not unto themselves, but with a pure heart fervently: unto us they did minister the 23 Being born again, not of things, which are now reported corruptible seed, but of incorunto you by them that have ruptible, by the word of God, preached the gospel unto you which liveth and abideth for with the Holy Ghost sent down ever. from heaven; which things the 24 For all flesh is as grass, and angels desire to look into. all the glory of man as the

13 Wherefore gird up the loins flower of grass. The grass of your mind, be sober, and hope withereth, and the flower thereto the end for the grace that is of falleth away: to be brought unto you at the 25 But the word of the Lord revelation of Jē'-sås Christ; endureth for ever. And this

14 As obedient children, not is the word which by the gosfashioning yourselves accord- pel is preached unto you. ing to the former lusts in your ignorance :

CHAPTER 2. 15 But as he which hath called CHEREFORE laying aside you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation ; and hypocrisies, and envies,

'16 Because it is written, Be and all evil speakings, ye holy; for I am holy.

2 As newborn babes, desire 17 And if ye call on the Fa- the sincere milk of the word, ther, who without respect of that ye may grow thereby :

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