1 James, a a of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are b abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into a b;
3 Knowing this, that the a of your faith worketh b.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be a and entire, wanting nothing.
5 a any of you lack b, let him ask of God, that c to all men liberally, and d not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him a in b, nothing c. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A a minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of a degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the a he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the a of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the b man fade away in his ways.
12 a is the man that b temptation: for when he is c, he shall receive the d of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be a with b, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is a, when he is drawn away of his own b, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth a: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every a b and every perfect c is from above, and d down from the Father of e, with whom is no f, neither shadow of turning.
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 swift to hear, slow to a, b to c:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all a and b of naughtiness, and receive with c the d word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye a of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a a of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a b:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect a of b, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his a, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is b.
27 Pure a and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To b the c and d in their e, and to keep himself f from g h.