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James 1:1
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[a](a)James, a (b)bond-servant of God and (c)of the Lord Jesus Christ, To (d)the twelve tribes who are [b](e)dispersed abroad: (f)Greetings.
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James 1:2
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(g)Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter (h)various [c]trials,
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James 1:3
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knowing that (i)the testing of your (j)faith produces [d](k)endurance.
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James 1:4
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And let [e](l)endurance have its perfect [f]result, so that you may be [g](m)perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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James 1:5
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But if any of you (n)lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and (o)it will be given to him.
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James 1:6
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But he must (p)ask in faith (q)without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, (r)driven and tossed by the wind.
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James 1:7
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For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
James 1:8
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being a [i](s)double-minded man, (t)unstable in all his ways.
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James 1:9
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(u)But the [j]brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;
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James 1:10
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and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because (v)like [k]flowering grass he will pass away.
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James 1:11
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For the sun rises with [l](w)a scorching wind and (x)withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
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James 1:12
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(y)Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [m]been approved, he will receive (z)the crown of life which the Lord (aa)has promised to those who (ab)love Him.
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James 1:13
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Let no one say when he is tempted, "(ac)I am being tempted [n]by God"; for God cannot be tempted [o]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
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James 1:14
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But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
James 1:15
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Then (ad)when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when (ae)sin [p]is accomplished, it brings forth death.
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James 1:16
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(af)Do not be [q]deceived, (ag)my beloved brethren.
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James 1:17
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Every good thing given and every perfect gift is (ah)from above, coming down from (ai)the Father of lights, (aj)with whom there is no variation or [r]shifting shadow.
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James 1:18
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In the exercise of (ak)His will He (al)brought us forth by (am)the word of truth, so that we would be [s]a kind of (an)first fruits [t]among His creatures.
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James 1:19
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[u]This (ao)you know, (ap)my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, (aq)slow to speak and (ar)slow to anger;
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James 1:20
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for (as)the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
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James 1:21
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Therefore, (at)putting aside all filthiness and all [v]that remains of wickedness, in [w]humility receive (au)the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
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James 1:22
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(av)But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
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James 1:23
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [x]natural face (aw)in a mirror;
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James 1:24
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for once he has looked at himself and gone away, [y]he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
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James 1:25
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But one who looks intently at the perfect law, (ax)the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but [z]an effectual doer, this man will be (ay)blessed in [aa]what he does.
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James 1:26
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If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not [ab](az)bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.
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James 1:27
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Pure and undefiled religion (ba)in the sight of our God and Father is this: to (bb)visit (bc)orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [ac]by (bd)the world.
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