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James 1 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman

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James 1
!"#$%, " &er'ant o( )o an o( the Lor !e&u& Chri&t, to the t*e+'e tribe& &cattere abroa ,among the )enti+e& in the i&per&ion-. )reeting& /,a-re0oice12
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Con&i er it *ho++y 0oy(u+, my brethren, *hene'er you are en'e+ope in or encounter tria+& o( any &ort or (a++ into 'ariou& temptation&3
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5e a&&ure an un er&tan that the tria+ an pro'ing o( your (aith bring out en urance an &tea (a&tne&& an patience3
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5ut +et en urance an &tea (a&tne&& an patience ha'e (u++ p+ay an o a thorough *ork, &o that you may be ,peop+e- per(ect+y an (u++y e'e+ope ,*ith no e(ect&-, +acking in nothing3
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6( any o( you i& e(icient in *i& om, +et him a&k o( ,b-the gi'ing )o ,7ho gi'e&- to e'eryone +ibera++y an ungru ging+y, *ithout reproaching or (au+t(in ing, an it *i++ be gi'en him3
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8n+y it mu&t be in (aith that he a&k& *ith no *a'ering /no he&itating, no oubting13 For the one *ho *a'er& /he&itate&, oubt&1 i& +ike the bi++o*ing &urge out at &ea that i& b+o*n hither an thither an to&&e by the *in 3
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For tru+y, +et not &uch a per&on imagine that he *i++ recei'e anything ,he a&k& (or- (rom the Lor ,
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,For being a& he i&- a man o( t*o min & /he&itating, ubiou&, irre&o+ute1, ,he i&- un&tab+e an unre+iab+e an uncertain about e'erything ,he think&, (ee+&, eci e&-3
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Let the brother in humb+e circum&tance& g+ory in hi& e+e'ation ,a& a Chri&tian, ca++e to the true riche& an to be an heir o( )o -,
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"n the rich ,per&on ought to g+ory- in being humb+e ,by being &ho*n hi& human (rai+ty-, becau&e +ike the (+o*er o( the gra&& he *i++ pa&& a*ay3
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For the &un come& up *ith a &corching heat an parche& the gra&&: it& (+o*er (a++& o(( an it& beauty (a e& a*ay3 $'en &o *i++ the rich man *ither an ie in the mi &t o( hi& pur&uit&3/"1
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5+e&&e /happy, ,c-to be en'ie 1 i& the man *ho i& patient un er tria+ an &tan & up un er temptation, (or *hen he ha& &too the te&t an been appro'e , he *i++ recei'e ,the 'ictor;&cro*n o( +i(e *hich )o ha& promi&e to tho&e *ho +o'e <im3
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Let no one &ay *hen he i& tempte , 6 am tempte (rom )o : (or )o i& incapab+e o( being tempte by ,*hat i&- e'i+ an <e <im&e+( tempt& no one3
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5ut e'ery per&on i& tempte *hen he i&

ra*n a*ay, entice an baite by hi& o*n e'i+ e&ire /+u&t, pa&&ion&13 Then the e'i+ e&ire, *hen it ha& concei'e , gi'e& birth to &in, an &in, *hen it i& (u++y mature , bring& (orth eath3
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=o not be mi&+e , my be+o'e brethren3

$'ery goo gi(t an e'ery per(ect /, -(ree, +arge, (u++1 gi(t i& (rom abo'e: it come& o*n (rom the Father o( a++ ,that gi'e&- +ight, in ,the &hining o(- 7hom there can be no 'ariation ,ri&ing or &etting- or &ha o* ca&t by <i& turning ,a& in an ec+ip&e-3 "n it *a& o( <i& o*n ,(ree- *i++ that <e ga'e u& birth ,a& &on&- by ,<i&- 7or o( Truth, &o that *e &hou+ be a kin o( (ir&t(ruit& o( <i& creature& ,a &amp+e o( *hat <e create to be con&ecrate to <im&e+(-3
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>n er&tan ,thi&-, my be+o'e brethren3 Let e'ery man be ?uick to hear ,a rea y +i&tener-, &+o* to &peak, &+o* to take o((en&e an to get angry3
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For man;& anger oe& not promote the righteou&ne&& )o ,*i&he& an re?uire&-3
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%o get ri o( a++ unc+eanne&& an the rampant outgro*th o( *icke ne&&, an in a humb+e /gent+e, mo e&t1 &pirit recei'e an *e+come the 7or *hich imp+ante an roote ,in your heart&- contain& the po*er to &a'e your &ou+&3
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5ut be oer& o( the 7or ,obey the me&&age-, an not mere+y +i&tener& to it, betraying your&e+'e& ,into eception by rea&oning contrary to the Truth-3
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For i( anyone on+y +i&ten& to the 7or *ithout obeying it an being a oer o( it, he i& +ike a man *ho +ook& care(u++y at hi& ,o*nnatura+ (ace in a mirror:
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For he thought(u++y ob&er'e& him&e+(, an then goe& o(( an prompt+y (orget& *hat he *a& +ike3
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5ut he *ho +ook& care(u++y into the (au+t+e&& +a*, the ,+a*- o( +iberty, an i& (aith(u+ to it an per&e'ere& in +ooking into it, being not a hee +e&& +i&tener *ho (orget& but an acti'e oer ,*ho obey&-, he &ha++ be b+e&&e in hi& oing /hi& +i(e o( obe ience13
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6( anyone think& him&e+( to be re+igiou& /piou&+y ob&er'ant o( the e@terna+ utie& o( hi& (aith1 an oe& not bri +e hi& tongue but e+u e& hi& o*n heart, thi& per&on;& re+igiou& &er'ice i& *orth+e&& /(uti+e, barren13
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$@terna+ ,e-re+igiou& *or&hip ,,(-re+igion a& it i& e@pre&&e in out*ar act&- that i& pure an unb+emi&he in the &ight o( )o the Father i& thi&. to 'i&it an he+p an care (or the orphan& an *i o*& in their a((+iction an nee , an to keep one&e+( un&potte an uncontaminate (rom the *or+ 3
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Footnotes: a3 !ame& 1.1 Litera+ tran&+ation3 b3 !ame& 1.5 Litera+ tran&+ation3 c3 !ame& 1.12 "+e@an er %outer, Aocket Le@icon o( the )reek Be* Te&tament3 3 !ame& 1.17 #ar'in Cincent, 7or %tu ie& in the Be* Te&tament3 e3 !ame& 1.27 Dobert !amie&on, "3D3 Fau&&et an =a'i 5ro*n, " Commentary on the 8+ an Be* Te&tament&. EDe+igion in it& ri&e intere&t& u& about our&e+'e&: in it& progre&&, about our (e++o* creature&: in it& highe&t &tage, about the honor o( )o 3E (3 !ame& 1.27 )3 "bbottF%mith, #anua+ )reek Le@icon o( the Be* Te&tament3 Cross references: "3 !ame& 1.11 . 6&a 49.6, 7

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James 2
#G 5D$T<D$B, pay no &er'i+e regar to peop+e ,&ho* no pre0u ice, no partia+ity-3 =o not ,attempt to- ho+ an practice the (aith o( our
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Lor !e&u& Chri&t ,the Lor - o( g+ory ,together *ith &nobbery-2 For i( a per&on come& into your congregation *ho&e han & are a orne *ith go+ ring& an *ho i& *earing &p+en i appare+, an a+&o a poor ,man- in &habby c+othe& come& in,
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"n you pay &pecia+ attention to the one *ho *ear& the &p+en i c+othe& an &ay to him, %it here in thi& pre(erab+e &eat2 *hi+e you te++ the poor ,man-, %tan there2 or, %it there on the (+oor at my (eet2
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"re you not i&criminating among your o*n an becoming critic& an 0u ge& *ith *rong moti'e&H
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Li&ten, my be+o'e brethren. <a& not )o cho&en tho&e *ho are poor in the eye& o( the *or+ to be rich in (aith an in their po&ition a& be+ie'er& an to inherit the king om *hich <e ha& promi&e to tho&e *ho +o'e <imH
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5ut you ,in contra&t- ha'e in&u+te /humi+iate , i&honore , an &ho*n your contempt (or1 the poor3 6& it not the rich *ho omineer o'er youH 6& it not they *ho rag you into the +a* court&H
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6& it not they *ho &+an er an b+a&pheme that preciou& name by *hich you are i&tingui&he an ca++e ,the name o( Chri&t in'oke in bapti&m-H
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6( in ee you ,rea++y- (u+(i++ the roya+ La* in

accor ance *ith the %cripture, Gou &ha++ +o'e your neighbor a& ,you +o'e- your&e+(, you o *e++3/"1 5ut i( you &ho* &er'i+e regar /pre0u ice, (a'oriti&m1 (or peop+e, you commit &in an are rebuke an con'icte by the La* a& 'io+ator& an o((en er&3
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For *ho&oe'er keep& the La* ,a& a- *ho+e but &tumb+e& an o((en & in one ,&ing+e in&tanceha& become gui+ty o( ,breaking- a++ o( it3
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For <e 7ho &ai , Gou &ha++ not commit a u+tery, a+&o &ai , Gou &ha++ not ki++3 6( you o not commit a u+tery but o ki++, you ha'e become gui+ty o( tran&gre&&ing the ,*ho+e- La*3
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%o &peak an &o act a& ,peop+e &hou+ - *ho are to be 0u ge un er the +a* o( +iberty ,the mora+ in&truction gi'en by Chri&t, e&pecia++y about +o'e-3
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For to him *ho ha& &ho*n no mercy the 0u gment ,*i++ be- merci+e&&, but mercy ,(u++ o( g+a con(i ence- e@u+t& 'ictoriou&+y o'er 0u gment3
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7hat i& the u&e /pro(it1, my brethren, (or anyone to pro(e&& to ha'e (aith i( he ha& no ,goo - *ork& ,to &ho* (or it-H Can ,&uch- (aith &a'e ,hi& &ou+-H
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6( a brother or &i&ter i& poor+y c+a an +ack& (oo (or each ay,
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"n one o( you &ay& to him, )oo Fbye2 Ieep ,your&e+(- *arm an *e++ (e , *ithout gi'ing him the nece&&itie& (or the bo y, *hat goo oe& that oH
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%o a+&o (aith, i( it oe& not ha'e *ork& / ee & an action& o( obe ience to back it up1, by it&e+( i& e&titute o( po*er /inoperati'e, ea 13
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5ut &omeone *i++ &ay ,to you then-, Gou ,&ay you- ha'e (aith, an 6 ha'e ,goo - *ork&3 Bo* you &ho* me your ,a++ege - (aith apart (rom any ,goo - *ork& ,i( you can-, an 6 by ,goo - *ork& ,o( obe ience- *i++ &ho* you my (aith3
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Gou be+ie'e that )o i& one: you o *e++3 %o o the emon& be+ie'e an &hu er ,in terror an horror &uch a& ,a-make a man;& hair &tan on en an contract the &ur(ace o( hi& &kin-2
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"re you *i++ing to be &ho*n ,proo(-, you (oo+i&h /unpro ucti'e, &piritua++y e(icient1 (e++o*, that (aith apart (rom ,goo - *ork& i& inacti'e an ine((ecti'e an *orth+e&&H
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7a& not our (ore(ather "braham ,&ho*n to be- 0u&ti(ie /ma e acceptab+e to )o 1 by ,hi&*ork& *hen he brought to the a+tar a& an o((ering hi& ,o*n- &on 6&aacH/C1
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Gou &ee that ,hi&- (aith *a& cooperating *ith hi& *ork&, an ,hi&- (aith *a& comp+ete an reache it& &upreme e@pre&&ion ,*hen he imp+emente it- by ,goo - *ork&3
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"n ,&o- the %cripture *a& (u+(i++e that &ay&,

"braham be+ie'e in /a here to, tru&te in, an re+ie on1 )o , an thi& *a& accounte to him a& righteou&ne&& /a& con(ormity to )o ;& *i++ in thought an ee 1, an he *a& ca++e )o ;& /=1 (rien 3 Gou &ee that a man i& 0u&ti(ie /pronounce righteou& be(ore )o 1 through *hat he oe& an not a+one through (aith ,through *ork& o( obe ience a& *e++ a& by *hat he be+ie'e&-3
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%o a+&o *ith Dahab the har+otFF*a& &he not &ho*n to be 0u&ti(ie /pronounce righteou& be(ore )o 1 by ,goo - ee & *hen &he took in the &cout& /&pie&1 an &ent them a*ay by a i((erent routeH/$1
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For a& the human bo y apart (rom the &pirit i& +i(e+e&&, &o (aith apart (rom ,it&- *ork& o( obe ience i& a+&o ea 3
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Footnotes: a3 !ame& 2.19 #ar'in Cincent, 7or %tu ie&3 Cross references: "3 !ame& 2.8 . Le' 19.18 53 !ame& 2.11 . $@o 29.14, 14: =eut 5.17, 18 C3 !ame& 2.21 . )en 22.1F14 =3 !ame& 2.24 . )en 15.6: 66 Chron 29.7: 6&a 41.8 $3 !ame& 2.25 . !o&h 2.1F21

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James 3
B8T #"BG ,o( you- &hou+ become teacher& /,a-&e+(Fcon&titute cen&or& an repro'er& o( other&1, my brethren, (or you kno* that *e ,teacher&- *i++ be 0u ge by a higher &tan ar an *ith greater &e'erity ,than other peop+e: thu& *e a&&ume the greater accountabi+ity an the more con emnation-3
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For *e a++ o(ten &tumb+e an (a++ an o((en in many thing&3 "n i( anyone oe& not o((en in &peech ,ne'er &ay& the *rong thing&-, he i& a (u++y e'e+ope character an a per(ect man, ab+e to contro+ hi& *ho+e bo y an to curb hi& entire nature3
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6( *e &et bit& in the hor&e&; mouth& to make them obey u&, *e can turn their *ho+e bo ie& about3
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Like*i&e, +ook at the &hip&. though they are &o great an are ri'en by rough *in &, they are &teere by a 'ery &ma++ ru er *here'er the impu+&e o( the he+m&man etermine&3
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$'en &o the tongue i& a +itt+e member, an it can boa&t o( great thing&3 %ee ho* much *oo or ho* great a (ore&t a tiny &park can &et ab+aJe2
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"n the tongue i& a (ire3 ,The tongue i& a*or+ o( *icke ne&& &et among our member&, contaminating an epra'ing the *ho+e bo y an &etting on (ire the *hee+ o( birth /the cyc+e o( man;& nature1, being it&e+( ignite by he++ /)ehenna13
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For e'ery kin o( bea&t an bir , o( repti+e an &ea anima+, can be tame an ha& been tame by human geniu& /nature13
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5ut the human tongue can be tame by no man3 6t i& a re&t+e&& /un i&cip+ine , irreconci+ab+e1 e'i+, (u++ o( ea +y poi&on3
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7ith it *e b+e&& the Lor an Father, an *ith it *e cur&e men *ho *ere ma e in )o ;& +ikene&&2
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8ut o( the &ame mouth come (orth b+e&&ing an cur&ing3 The&e thing&, my brethren, ought not to be &o3
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=oe& a (ountain &en (orth ,&imu+taneou&+y(rom the &ame opening (re&h *ater an bitterH
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Can a (ig tree, my brethren, bear o+i'e&, or a grape'ine (ig&H Beither can a &a+t &pring (urni&h (re&h *ater3
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7ho i& there among you *ho i& *i&e an inte++igentH Then +et him by hi& nob+e +i'ing &ho* (orth hi& ,goo - *ork& *ith the ,unobtru&i'ehumi+ity ,*hich i& the proper attribute- o( true *i& om3
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5ut i( you ha'e bitter 0ea+ou&y /en'y1 an

contention /ri'a+ry, &e+(i&h ambition1 in your heart&, o not pri e your&e+'e& on it an thu& be in e(iance o( an (a+&e to the Truth3 Thi& ,&uper(icia+- *i& om i& not &uch a& come& o*n (rom abo'e, but i& earth+y, un&piritua+ /anima+1, e'en e'i+i&h / emoniaca+13
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For *here'er there i& 0ea+ou&y /en'y1 an contention /ri'a+ry an &e+(i&h ambition1, there *i++ a+&o be con(u&ion /unre&t, i&harmony, rebe++ion1 an a++ &ort& o( e'i+ an 'i+e practice&3
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5ut the *i& om (rom abo'e i& (ir&t o( a++ pure /un e(i+e 1: then it i& peaceF+o'ing, courteou& /con&i erate, gent+e13 ,6t i& *i++ing to- yie+ to rea&on, (u++ o( compa&&ion an goo (ruit&: it i& *ho+ehearte an &traight(or*ar , impartia+ an un(eigne /(ree (rom oubt&, *a'ering, an in&incerity13
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"n the har'e&t o( righteou&ne&& /o( con(ormity to )o ;& *i++ in thought an ee 1 i& ,the (ruit o( the &ee - &o*n in peace by tho&e *ho *ork (or an make peace ,in them&e+'e& an in other&, that peace *hich mean& concor , agreement, an harmony bet*een in i'i ua+&, *ith un i&turbe ne&&, in a peace(u+ min (ree (rom (ear& an agitating pa&&ion& an mora+ con(+ict&-3
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Footnotes: a3 !ame& 4.1 !ohn Ca+'in, cite by Dobert

!amie&on, "3D3 Fau&&et an =a'i 5ro*n, " Commentary3

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James 4
7<"T L$"=% to &tri(e / i&cor an (eu &1 an ho* o con(+ict& /?uarre+& an (ighting&1 originate among youH =o they not ari&e (rom your &en&ua+ e&ire& that are e'er *arring in your bo i+y member&H
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Gou are 0ea+ou& an co'et ,*hat other& ha'ean your e&ire& go un(u+(i++e : ,&o- you become mur erer&3 ,To hate i& to mur er a& (ar a& your heart& are concerne 3- Gou burn *ith en'y an anger an are not ab+e to obtain ,the grati(ication, the contentment, an the happine&& that you &eek-, &o you (ight an *ar3 Gou o not ha'e, becau&e you o not a&k3 ,6 !ohn 4.1532

,8r- you o a&k ,)o (or them- an yet (ai+ to recei'e, becau&e you a&k *ith *rong purpo&e an e'i+, &e+(i&h moti'e&3 Gour intention i& ,*hen you get *hat you e&ire- to &pen it in &en&ua+ p+ea&ure&3
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Gou ,are +ike- un(aith(u+ *i'e& ,ha'ing i++icit +o'e a((air& *ith the *or+ an breaking your marriage 'o* to )o -2 =o you not kno* that being the *or+ ;& (rien i& being )o ;& enemyH %o *hoe'er choo&e& to be a (rien o( the *or+ take& hi& &tan a& an enemy o( )o 3
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8r o you &uppo&e that the %cripture i& &peaking to no purpo&e that &ay&, The %pirit 7hom <e ha& cau&e to *e++ in u& yearn& o'er u& an <e yearn& (or the %pirit ,to be *e+come*ith a 0ea+ou& +o'eH/"1
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5ut <e gi'e& u& more an more grace / po*er o( the <o+y %pirit, to meet thi& e'i+ ten ency an a++ other& (u++y13 That i& *hy <e &ay&, )o &et& <im&e+( again&t the prou an haughty, but gi'e& grace ,continua++y- to the +o*+y /tho&e *ho are humb+e enough to recei'e it13/51
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%o be &ub0ect to )o 3 De&i&t the e'i+ ,&tan (irm again&t him-, an he *i++ (+ee (rom you3
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Come c+o&e to )o an <e *i++ come c+o&e to you3 ,DecogniJe that you are- &inner&, get your &oi+e han & c+ean: ,rea+iJe that you ha'e been i&+oya+- *a'ering in i'i ua+& *ith i'i e intere&t&, an puri(y your heart& ,o( your &piritua+ a u+tery-3
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,"& you ra* near to )o - be eep+y penitent an grie'e, e'en *eep ,o'er your i&+oya+ty-3 Let your +aughter be turne to grie( an your mirth to e0ection an heart(e+t &hame ,(or your &in&-3
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<umb+e your&e+'e& ,(ee+ing 'ery in&igni(icant- in the pre&ence o( the Lor , an <e *i++ e@a+t you ,<e *i++ +i(t you up an make your +i'e& &igni(icant-3
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,#y- brethren, o not &peak e'i+ about or accu&e one another3 <e that ma+ign& a brother or 0u ge& hi& brother i& ma+igning an criticiJing the La* an 0u ging the La*3 5ut i( you 0u ge the La*, you are not a practicer o( the La* but a cen&or an 0u ge ,o( it-3
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8ne on+y i& the La*gi'er an !u ge 7ho i& ab+e to &a'e an to e&troy ,the 8ne 7ho ha& the ab&o+ute po*er o( +i(e an eath-3 ,5ut you*ho are you that ,you pre&ume to- pa&& 0u gment on your neighborH
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Come no*, you *ho &ay, To ay or tomorro* *e *i++ go into &uch an &uch a city an &pen a year there an carry on our bu&ine&& an make money3
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Get you o not kno* ,the +ea&t thing- about *hat may happen tomorro*3 7hat i& the nature o( your +i(eH Gou are ,rea++y- but a *i&p o( 'apor /a pu(( o( &moke, a mi&t1 that i& 'i&ib+e (or a +itt+e *hi+e an then i&appear& ,into thin air-3
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Gou ought in&tea to &ay, 6( the Lor i& *i++ing, *e &ha++ +i'e an *e &ha++ o thi& or that ,thing-3
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5ut a& it i&, you boa&t ,(a+&e+y- in your pre&umption an your &e+(Fconceit3 "++ &uch boa&ting i& *rong3
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%o any per&on *ho kno*& *hat i& right to o but oe& not o it, to him it i& &in3
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Footnotes: a3 !ame& 4.6 " am C+arke, The <o+y 5ib+e *ith " Commentary3 Cross references: "3 !ame& 4.5 . !er 4.14: <o& 2.19(( 53 !ame& 4.6 . Aro' 4.44

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James 5
C8#$ B87, you rich ,peop+e-, *eep a+ou an +ament o'er the mi&erie& /the *oe&1 that are &ure+y coming upon you3
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Gour abun ant *ea+th ha& rotte an i& ruine , an your ,many- garment& ha'e become mothFeaten3
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Gour go+ an &i+'er are comp+ete+y ru&te through, an their ru&t *i++ be te&timony again&t you an it *i++ e'our your (+e&h a& i( it *ere (ire3 Gou ha'e heape together trea&ure (or the +a&t ay&3
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,5ut- +ook2 ,<ere are- the *age& that you ha'e *ithhe+ by (rau (rom the +aborer& *ho ha'e reape your (ie+ &, crying out ,(or 'engeance-: an the crie& o( the har'e&ter& ha'e come to the ear& o( the Lor o( ho&t&3
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,<ere- on earth you ha'e aban one your&e+'e& to &o(t /pro iga+1 +i'ing an to ,the p+ea&ure& o(- &e+(Fin u+gence an &e+(F grati(ication3 Gou ha'e (attene your heart& in a ay o( &+aughter3
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Gou ha'e con emne an ha'e mur ere the righteou& /innocent man1, ,*hi+e- he o((er& no re&i&tance to you3
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%o be patient, brethren, ,a& you *ait- ti++ the coming o( the Lor 3 %ee ho* the (armer *ait& e@pectant+y (or the preciou& har'e&t (rom the +an 3 ,%ee ho*- he keep& up hi& patient ,'igi+o'er it unti+ it recei'e& the ear+y an +ate rain&3
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%o you a+&o mu&t be patient3 $&tab+i&h your heart& ,&trengthen an con(irm them in the (ina+ certainty-, (or the coming o( the Lor i& 'ery near3
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=o not comp+ain, brethren, again&t one another, &o that you ,your&e+'e&- may not be 0u ge 3 Look2 The !u ge i& ,a+rea y- &tan ing at the 'ery oor3
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,"&- an e@amp+e o( &u((ering an i++F treatment together *ith patience, brethren, take the prophet& *ho &poke in the name o( the Lor ,a& <i& me&&enger&-3
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Gou kno* ho* *e ca++ tho&e b+e&&e /happy1 *ho *ere &tea (a&t ,*ho en ure -3 Gou ha'e hear o( the en urance o( !ob, an you ha'e &een the Lor ;& ,purpo&e an ho* <e rich+y b+e&&e him in the- en , ina&much a& the Lor i& (u++ o( pity an compa&&ion an ten erne&& an mercy3/"1
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5ut abo'e a++ ,thing&-, my brethren, o not &*ear, either by hea'en or by earth or by any other oath: but +et your ye& be ,a &imp+e- ye&, an your no be ,a &imp+e- no, &o that you may not &in an (a++ un er con emnation3
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6& anyone among you a((+icte /i++Ftreate , &u((ering e'i+1H <e &hou+ pray3 6& anyone g+a at heartH <e &hou+ &ing prai&e ,to )o -3
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6& anyone among you &ickH <e &hou+ ca++ in the church e+ er& /the &piritua+ gui e&13 "n they &hou+ pray o'er him, anointing him *ith oi+ in the Lor ;& name3
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"n the prayer ,that i&- o( (aith *i++ &a'e him *ho i& &ick, an the Lor *i++ re&tore him: an i( he ha& committe &in&, he *i++ be (orgi'en3
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Con(e&& to one another there(ore your (au+t& /your &+ip&, your (a+&e &tep&, your o((en&e&, your &in&1 an pray ,a+&o- (or one another, that you may be hea+e an re&tore ,to a &piritua+ tone o( min an heart-3 The earne&t /heart(e+t, continue 1 prayer o( a righteou& man make& tremen ou& po*er a'ai+ab+e , ynamic in it& *orking-3
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$+i0ah *a& a human being *ith a nature &uch a& *e ha'e ,*ith (ee+ing&, a((ection&, an a con&titution +ike our&-: an he praye earne&t+y (or it not to rain, an no rain (e++ on the earth (or three year& an &i@ month&3 ,6 Iing& 17.1317

"n ,then- he praye again an the hea'en& &upp+ie rain an the +an pro uce it& crop& ,a& u&ua+-3 ,6 Iing& 18.42F45318

,#y- brethren, i( anyone among you &tray& (rom the Truth an (a++& into error an another ,per&on- bring& him back ,to )o -,
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Let the ,+atter- one be &ure that *hoe'er turn& a &inner (rom hi& e'i+ cour&e *i++ &a'e ,that one;&- &ou+ (rom eath an *i++ co'er a mu+titu e o( &in& ,,a-procure the par on o( the many &in& committe by the con'ert-3
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Footnotes: a3 !ame& 5.29 " am C+arke, The <o+y 5ib+e *ith " Commentary an many other tran&+ator&3 Cross references: "3 !ame& 5.11 . !ob 1.21, 22: 42.19: A& 111.4