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seem to be religious, and bri- | promised to them that love dleth not his tongue, but de- him? ceiveth his own heart, this 6 But ye have despised the man's religion is vain. poor. Do not rich men op

27 Pure religion and unde- press you, and draw you filed before God and the before the judgment seats? Father is this, To visit the 7 Do not they blaspheme fatherless and widows in that worthy name by the their affliction, and to keep which ye are called ? himself unspotted from the 8 If ye fulfil the royal law world.

according to the Scripture, CHAPTER II.

Thou shalt love thy neigh1 It is not agreenble to Christian pro- bour as thyself, ye do well: fession to regard the rich, and to 9 But if ye have respect to despise the poor brethren: 13 rather we are to be loving, and merciful: persons, ye commit sin, and 14 and not to boast of faith where no are convinced of the law as deeds are, 17 which is but a dead faith, 19 ine faith of devils,

21 not transgressors. of Abraham, 25 and Rahab.

10 For whosoever shall keep Y brethren, have not the the whole law, and yet offend Christ, the Lord of glory, all. with respect of persons. 11 For he that said, Do not

2 For if there come unto commit adultery, said also, your assembly a man with a Do not kill. Now if thou gold ring, in goodly apparel, commit no adultery, yet if and there come in also a poor thou kill, thou art become a man in vile raiment;

transgressor of the law. 3 And ye have respect to 12 So speak ye, and so do, him that weareth the gay as they that shall be judged clothing, and say unto him, by the law of liberty. Sit thou here in a good 13 For he shall have judgplace; and say to the poor, ment without mercy, that Stand thou there, or sit here hath shewed

mercy ; under my footstool:

and mercy rejoiceth against 4 Are ye not then partial in judgment. yourselves, and are become 14 What doth it profit, my judges of evil thoughts? brethren, though a man say 5 Hearken, my beloved he hath faith, and have not brethren, Hath not God cho- works? can faith save him? sen the poor of this world 15 If a brother or sister be rich in faith, and heirs of naked, and destitute of daily the kingdom which he hath food,

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16 And one of you say unto works, when she had receivthem, Depart in peace, be ye ed the messengers, and had warmed and filled ; notwith- sent them out another way? standing ye give them not 26 For as the body without those things which are need the spirit is dead, so faith ful to the body; what doth it without works is dead also. profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath

CHAPTER III. not works, is dead, being 1 We are not rashly or arrogantly to

reprove others : 5 but rather to brialone.

dle the tongue, a little member, but a 18 Yea, a man may say,

powerful instrument of much good,

and great harm. 13 They who Thou hast faith, and I have

truly wise be mild, and peaceable, works : shew me thy faith

without envying, and strije.

Y will thee

, knowing that by my works.

we shall receive the greater 19 Thou believest that there condemnation. is one God ; thou doest well: 2 For in many things we the devils also believe, and offend all. If any man oftremble.

fend not in word, the same is 20 But wilt thou know, 0 a perfect man, and able also vain man, that faith without to bridle the whole body. works is dead?

3 Behold, we put bits in the 21 Was not Abraham our horses' mouths, that they father justified by works, may obey us; and we turn when he had offered Isaac about their whole body. his son upon the altar? 4 Behold also the ships,

22 Seest thou how faith which though they be wrought with his works, and great, and are driven of fierce by works was faith made per- winds, yet are they turned fect?

about with a very small 23 And the Scripture was helm, whithersoever the govfulfilled which saith, Abra- ernor listeth. ham believed God, and it 5 Even so the tongue is a was imputed unto him for little member, and boasteth righteousness : and he was great things. Behold, how called the Friend of God. great a matter a little fire

24 Ye see then how that by kindleth! works a man is justificd, and 6 And the tongue is a fire, a not by faith only.

world of iniquity: so is the 25 Likewise also was not tongue among our members, Rahab the harlot justified by that it defileth the whole

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body, and setteth on fire the strife is, there is confusion course of nature; and it is and every evil work. set on fire of hell.

17 But the wisdom that is 7 For every kind of beasts, from above is first pure, then and of birds, and of serpents, peaceable, gentle, and easy and of things in the sea, is to be entreated, full of mercy tamed, and hath been tamed and good fruits, without parof mankind:

tiality, and without hypoc8 But the tongue can no risy. man tame; it is an unruly 18 And the fruit of rightcvil, full of deadly poison. eousness is sown in peace of

9 Therewith bless we God, them that make peace. even the Father; and there

CHAPTER IV. with curse we men, which

1 We are to strive against covetousare made after the similitude

ness, 4 intemperance, 5 pride, 11 deof God.

traction, and rash judgment of

others : 13 and not to be confident 10 Out of the same mouth

in the good success of worldly busiproceedeth blessing and curs ness, but mindful ever of the uncer.

tainty of this life, to commit murMy brethren, these

selves and all our affairs to God's things ought not so to be. providence. 11 Doth a fountain send

and fightings among you? writer and bitter?

come they not hence, eren of 12. Can the fig tree, my your lusts that war in your brethren, bear olive berries? members? either a vine, figs? so can 2 Ye lust, and have not: no fountain both yield salt ye kill, and desire to have, water and fresh.

and cannot obtain: ye fight 13 Who is a wise man and war, yet ye have not, beand endued with knowledge cause ye ask not. among you? let him shew 3 Ye ask, and receive not, out of a good conversation because ye ask amiss, that his works with meekness of ye may consume it upon wisdom.

14 But if ye have bitter en 4 Ye adulterers and adul. vying and strife in your teresses, know ye not that hearts, glory not, and lie not the friendship of the world against the truth.

is enmity with God? whoso15 This wisdom descendeth ever therefore will be a friend not from above, but is earth of the world is the enemy of ly, sensual, devilish.

God. 16 For where envying and 5 Do ye think that the Scrip

forth at the same place s weered FROM whence come wars

your lusts.

envy ?

ture saith in vain, The spirit For what is your life? It is that dwelleth in us lusteth to even a vapour, that appear

eth for a little time, and then 6 But he giveth more grace. vanisheth away. Wherefore he saith, God re 15 For that ye ought to say, sisteth the proud, but giveth If the Lord will, we shall live, grace unto the humble. and do this, or that. 7 Submit yourselves there 16 But now ye rejoice in fore to God. Resist the your boastings: all such redevil, and he will flee from joicing is evil. you.

17 Therefore to him that 8 Draw nigh to God, and he knoweth to do good, and will draw nigh to you. | doeth it not, to him it is Cleanse your hands, ye sin- sin. ners; and purify your hearts,

CHAPTER V. ye doubleminded.

1 Wicked rich men are to fear God's 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, vengeance. 7 We ought to be patient and weep : let your laughter

in afflictions, after the example of

the prophets, and Job: 12 to förbear be turned to mourning, and swearing, 13 to pray in adversity, to your joy to heaviness.

sing in prosperity : 16 to acinowl

edge mutually our several faults, to 10 Humble yourselves in the

pray one for another, 19 and to resight of the Lord, and he duce a straying brother to the truth. shall lift you up.

10 to now, ye rich men, 11 Speak not evil one of an weep and howl for your other, brethren. He that miseries that shall come upon speaketh evil of his brother, you. and judgeth his brother, 2 Your riches are corruptspeaketh evil of the law, and ed, and your garments are judgeth the law: but if thou motheaten. judge the law, thou art not a 3 Your gold and silver is doer of the law, but a judge. cankered; and the rust of

12 There is one lawgiver, them shall be witness who is able to save and to against you, and shall eat destroy: who art thou that your flesh as it were fire. judgest another?

Ye have heaped treasure to13 Go to now, ye that say, gether for the last days. To day or to morrow we will 4 Behold, the hire of the lago into such a city, and con- bourers who have reaped tinue there a year, and buy down your fields, which is of and sell, and get gain: you kept back by fraud,

14 Whereas ye know not crieth: and the cries of them what shall be on the morrow. I which have reaped are en

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tered into the ears of the oath: but let your yea be yea; Lord of Sabaoth.

and your nay, nay; lest ye 5 Ye have lived in pleasure fall into condemnation. on the earth, and been wan. 13 Is any among you afflictton; ye have nourished your ed? let him pray. Is any hearts, as in a day of slaugh- merry ? let him sing psalms. ter.

14 Is any sick among you? 6 Ye have condemned and let him call for the elders of killed the just; and he doth the church; and let them not resist you.

pray over him, anointing 7 Be patient therefore, breth- him with oil in the name of ren, unto the coming of the the Lord: Lord. Behold, the husband 15 And the prayer of faith man waiteth for the precious shall save the sick, and the fruit of the earth, and hath Lord shall raise him up; and long patience for it, until he if he have committed sins, receive the early and latter they shall be forgiven him. rain.

16 Confess your faults one 8 Be ye also patient; stab- to another, and pray one for lish your hearts: for the com- another, that ye may be healing of the Lord draweth nigh. ed. The effectual fervent

9 Grudge not one against prayer of a righteous man another, brethren, lest ye availeth much. be condemned: behold, the 17 Elias was a man subject judge standeth before the to like passions as we are, door.

and he prayed earnestly that 10 Take, my brethren, the it might not rain: and it rainprophets, who have spoken in ed not on the earth by the the name of the Lord, for an space of three years and six example of suffering afflic- months. tion, and of patience.

18 And he prayed again, and 11 Behold, we count them the heaven gave rain, and the happy which endure. Ye earth brought forth her fruit. have heard of the patience of 19 Brethren, if any of you Job, and have seen the end do err from the truth, and of the Lord ; that the Lord is one convert him; very pitiful, and of tender 20 Let him know, that he mercy.

which converteth the sinner 12 But above all things, my from the error of his way brethren, swear not, neither shall save a soul from death, by heaven, neither by the and shall hide a multitude of carth, neither by any other | sins.

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