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New Testament - James

Chapter 1
11 For as the sun rises with its burning heat and causes the grass to wither and the flower to fall and its beauty to perish, so also shall the rich man fade away in the course of his life.
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptations; for when he is tested, he shall receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt any man;
14 But every man is tempted by his own lust; he covets and is enticed.
15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin when it has matured, brings forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness nor shadow of change.
18 It is he who begot us of his own will with the word of truth, that we should be the first fruits of his creatures.
19 Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear and slow to speak and slow to anger;
20 For the wrath of man does not bring about the righteousness of God.
21 Therefore cast away all filthiness and all the multitude of evil things, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be 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 a man who sees his face in a mirror;
24 For he sees himself and goes his way and forgets how he looked.
25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty and abides in it is not merely a hearer of the word which can be forgotten but a doer of the work, and this man shall be blessed in his labor.

Chapter 2
8 If you fulfil the law of God by this, as it is written, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well;
9 But if you discriminate among men, you commit sin and you will be condemned by the law as transgressors of the law.
12 So speak and so act as men who are to be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For a judgment without mercy will be on him who does not show mercy; for you exalt yourselves by having mercy over judgment.
14 Though a man say he has faith, what profit is it, my brethren, if he does not have works? Can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked and lacking of daily food,
16 And one of you says to him, Depart in peace, be warmed and be filled; yet you do not give to him those things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
17 Even so, by itself, faith without works is dead.
18 For a man may say, You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
24 You see then how a man by works becomes righteous, and not by faith only.

Chapter 4
13 What then shall we say of those who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to a certain city and will work there a year and will trade and prosper?
14 They do not know what will happen tomorrow! For what is our life? It is but a vapour, which appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
15 Instead of that they should say, If the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that.

Chapter 5
12 But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath; but let your words be yes, yes, and no, no, lest you fall under condemnation.