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CHAP. III.

MY

Of governing the tongue.

The fruits ojo true wisdom. works a man is justified, and and things in the sea, is tamed, not by faith only.

and hath been tamed of man25 Likewise also was not kind: Rahab the harlot justified by 8. But the tongue can no man works, when she had received tame; it is an unruly evil, full the messengers, and had sent of deadly poison. them out another way?

9 Therewith bless we God, 26 For as the body without even the Father; and therewith the spirit is dead, so faith with curse we men, which are made out works is dead also.

after the similitude of God. CHAP. III.

10 Out of the same mouth Of prudence in reproving. proceedeth blessing and cursing. Y brethren, be not many My brethren, these things ought

masters, knowing that not so to be. we shall receive the greater con- 11 Doth a fountain send forth demnation.

at the same place sweet water 2 For in many things we of- and bitter? fend all. If any man offend not 12 Can the fig-tree, my brein word, the same is a perfect thren, bear olive berries : either man, and able also to bridle the a vine, figs? so can no fountain whole body.

both yield salt water and fresh. 3 Behold, we put bits in the 13 Who is a wise man and prses' mouths, that they may endued with knowledge among oey us; and we turn about you ? let him shew out of a good neir whole body.

conversation hij works with 4 Behold also the ships, meekness of wisdom. which though they be so great,

14 But if ye have bitter envyand are driven of fierce winds, ing and strife in your yet are they turned about with glory not, and lie not against a very small helm, whitherso- the truth. ever the governor listeth.

15 This wisdom descendeth 5 Even so the tongue is a not from above, but is earthly, little member, and boasteth great sensual, devilish. things. Behold, how great a 16 For where envying and matter a little fire kindleth! strife is, there is confusion and

6 And the tongue is a fire, every evil work. a world of iniquity: so is the 17 But the wisdom that is tongue among our members, that from above is first pure, then it defileth the whole body, and peaceable, gentle, and easy to be setteth on fire the course of na- intreated, full of mercy and good ture; and it is set on fire of hell. fruits, without partiality, and

7 For every kind of beasts, without hypocrisy. and of birds, and of serpents,

18 And the fruit of righteous

hearts,

JAMES,

lift you up;

The evil tendency of

unruly passions and lusts. ness is sown in peace of them | sight of the Lord, and he shall that make peace. CHAP. IV.

11 Speak not evil one of anAgainst covetousness, &c. other, brethren. He that speakFR FROM whence come wars eth evil of his brother, and

and fightings among you? judgeth his brother, speaketh come they not hence, even of evil of the law, and judgeth the your lusts that war in your law : but if thou judge the law, members ?

thou art not a doer of the law, 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye but a judge. kill, and desire to have, and 12 There is one Lawgiver, cannot obtain: ye fight and war, who is able to save and to deyet ye have not, because

ye
ask

stroy: who art thou that judgest not.

another? 3 Ye ask, and receive not, be- 13 Go to now, ye that say, cause ye ask amiss, that ye may Today, or to-morrow we will consume it upon your lusts.

go into such a city, and continue 4 Ye adulterers and adulter- there a year, and buy and sell, esses, know ye not that the sand get gain: friendship of the world is enmity 14 Whereas ye know not with God? whosoever therefore what shall be on the morrow : will be a friend of the world, is For what is your life? It is even the enemy of God.

a vapour, that appeareth for 5 Do

ye think that the Scrip- a little time, and then vanisheth ture saith in vain, The spirit that away. dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 15 For that ye ought to say,

6 But he giveth more grace: If the Lord will, we shall live, wherefore he saith, God resist- and do this, or that. eth the proud, but giveth grace

16 But now ye rejoice in your unto the humble.

boastings:allsuch rejoicing isevil. 7 Submit yourselves therefore 17 Therefore to him that to God. Resist the devil, and knoweth to do good, and doeth he will flee from you.

it not, to him it is sin. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he

CHAP. V. will draw nigh to you. Cleanse Of wicked rich men, &c. your hands, ye sinners: and

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10 to now, ye rich men, purify your hearts, ye double- weep and howl for your minded.

miseries that shall comeupon you. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn,

2 Your riches are corrupted, let

your laughter be and your garments are mothturned to mourning, and your eaten. joy to heaviness.

3 Your gold and silver is 10 Humble yourselves in the cankered; and the rust of them

and weep:

CHAP. V.

pray over

resist you.

To be patient in affliction.

Efficacy of fervent prayer. shall be a witness against you,

*12 But above all things, my and shall eat your flesh as it brethren, swear not, neither by were fire. Ye have heaped trea- heaven, neither by the earth, sure together for the last days. neither by any other oath: but

4 Behold, the hire of the la- let your yea be yea, and your bourers which have reaped down nay, nay; lest ye fall into conyour fields, which is of you kept demnation. back by fraud, crieth: and the 13 Is any among you afflicted? cries of them which have reaped let hiin pray. Is any merry? are entered into the ears of the let him sing psalms. Lord of Sabaoth.

14 Is any sick among you? 5 Ye have lived in pleasure let him call for the elders of the on the earth, and been wanton; church; and let them ye have nourished your hearts, him, anointing him with oil in as in a day of slaughter.

the name of the Lord : 6 Ye have condemned and 15 And the prayer of faith killed the just; and he doth not shall save the sick, and the Lord

shall raise him up; and if he 7 Be patient therefore, bre- have committed sins, they shall thren, unto the coming of the be forgiven him. Lord. Behold, the husbandman 16 Confess your faults one waiteth for the precious fruit of to another, and pray one for the earth, and hath long pa- | another, that ye may be healtience for it, until he receive ed. The effectual fervent prayer the early and latter rain. of a righteous man availeth

8 Be ye also patient; stablish much. your hearts: for the coming of 17 Elias was a man subject to the Lord draweth nigh.

like passions as we are, and he 9 Grudge not one against prayed earnestly that it might another, brethren, lest ye be not rain; and it rained not on condemned: behold, the Judge the earth by the space of three standeth before the door.

years and six months. 10 Take, my brethren, the 18 And he prayed again, and prophets, who have, spoken in the heaven gave rain, and the the name of the Lord, for an earth brought forth her fruit. example of suffering affliction, 19 Brethren, if

any
of

you and of patience.

do err from the truth, and one 11 Behold, we count them convert him, happy which endure. Ye have 20 Let him know, that he heard of the patience of Job, which converteth a sinner from and have seen the end of the the error of his

way

shall save Lord; that the Lord is very a soul from death, and shall hide pitiful, and of tender mercy, a multitude of sins.

The First Epistle general of PETER.
CHAP. I.

love: in whom, though now ye Of God's manifold spiritual grace. see him not, yet believing, ye PET

ETER, an apostle of Jesus rejoice with joy unspeakable and

Christ, to the strangers full of glory : scattered throughout Pontus, 9 Receiving the end of your Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and faith, even the salvation of your Bithynia,

souls. 2 Elect according to the fore- 10 Of which salvation the knowledge of God the Father, prophets have inquired and through sanctification of the searched diligently, who propheSpirit, unto obedience and sied of the grace that should sprinkling of the blood of Jesus come unto you: Christ; Grace unto you, and 11 Searching what, or what peace, be multiplied.

manner of time the Spirit of 3 Blessed be the God and Christ which was in them did Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, signify, when it testified beforewhich according to his abundant hand the sufferings of Christ, mercy hath begotten us again and the glory that should follow. unto a lively hope by the resur- 12 Unto whom it was revealed, rection of Jesus Christ from the that not unto themselves but dead,

unto' us they did' minister the 4 To an inheritance incorrup- things, which are now reported tible, and undefiled, and that unto you by them that have fadeth not away, reserved in preached the gospel unto you heaven for you,

with the Holy Ghost sent down 5 Who are kept by the power from heaven; which things the of God through faith unto sal- angels desire to look into. vation, ready to be revealed in 13 Wherefore gird up the the last time.

loins of your mind, be sober, 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, and hope to the end for the though now for a season, if need grace that is to be brought unto be, ye are in heaviness through you at the revelation of Jesus manifold temptations:

Christ; 7 That the trial of your faith, 14 As obedient children, not being much more precious than fashioning yourselves according of gold that perisheth, though to the former lusts in your igit be tried with fire, might be norance: found unto praise and honour 15 But as he which hath and glory at the appearing of called you is holy, so be ye Jesus Christ :

holy in all manner of conver8 Whom having not seen, ye sation;

CHAP. II.

Exhortation to holiness.

Christ the corner-stone. 16 Because it is written, Beendureth for ever. And this is ye holy; for I am holy. the word which by the gospel is

17 And if ye call on the Fa- preached unto you. ther, who without respect of

CHAP. II. persons judgeth according to To avoid uncharitableness. every man's work, pass the

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HEREFORE laying time of your sojourning here aside all malice and all in fear:.

guile, and hypocrisies, and en18 Forasmuch as ye know vies, and all evil speakings, that

ye

were inot redeemed with 2 As new-born babes, desire corruptible things, as silver and the sincere milk of the word, gold, from your vain conversa that ye may grow thereby: tion received by tradition from 3 If so be ye have tasted that your fathers;

the Lord is gracious. 19 But with the precious blood 4 To whom coming, as unto of Christ, as of a lamb without a living stone, disallowed indeed blemish and without spot: of men, but chosen of God, and

20 Who verily was fore- precious, ordained before the foundation 5 Ye also, as lively stones, of the world, but was manifestare built up a spiritual house, in these last times for you; an holy priesthood, to offer up

21 Who by him do believe in spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, that raised him up from God by Jesus Christ. the dead, and gave him glory,

6 Wherefore also it is conthat your faith and hope might tained in the Scripture, Behold, be in God.

I lay in Sion a chief corner22 Seeing ye have purified stone, elect, precious: and he your souls in obeying the truth that believeth on him shall not through the Spirit unto unfeign-be confounded. ed love of the brethren, see that 7 Unto

7 Unto you therefore which ye love one another with a pure believe, he is precious: but unto heart fervently:

them which be disobedient, the 23 Bei

Being born again, not of stone which the builders discorruptible seed, but of incor- allowed, the same is made the ruptible, by the word of God, head of the corner, which liveth and abideth for 8 And a stone of stumbling,

and a rock of offence, even to and all the glory of man as the being disobedient: whereunto

o nich stumble at the word, flower of grass. The grass wi- also they were appointed. thereth, and the flower thereof 9 But ye are a chosen gene

ration, a royal priesthood, an 25 But the word of the Lord holy nation, a peculiar people;

ever.

falleth away:

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