1:5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men
liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a
wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass
he shall pass away.
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the
grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it
perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
1:12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that
Let no man say when he
is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil,
neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is
finished, bringeth forth death.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a
kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to
speak, slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and
receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
1:22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man
beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth
what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein,
he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be
blessed in his deed.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
(1:27) "Pure religion ... is this, To visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from
the world." If this is pure religion, I am all for it. Cited by Associated Baptist Press in defense of the Affordable Care Act.
1:27Pure religion and
undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the world.