Passage: James 1:1-16 (RSV)

James 1

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greeting.
2Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials,
3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.
6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7,
7For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man,
8unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.
9Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
10and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away.
11For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
12Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
13Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one;
14but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
15Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.
16Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

Back to Antioch's Bible Study Tools
Back to Antioch's Home Page