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Go in peace.
If any one says he has faith,
Be warmed and filled,
needed for the body,
But some one will say:
The demons also believe and shudder. But do you wish to know, O vain man, That faith apart from works is barren ? Was not Abraham our father justified by
works, In offering up Isaac his son on the altar ? You see that faith worked with his works, And by works faith was made perfect. And the scripture was fulfilled, which says :
2 : 23
And Abraham believed God,
You see that by works a man is justified,
justified by works,
them out another way ? For as the body apart from the spirit Is dead, In the same way also faith apart from works Is dead.
My brothers, do not get into the way of being many teachers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. For in many things we all offend.
If any one does not offend in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. And if we put the horses' bits into their mouths, that they may obey us, we turn about their whole body also.
Look, the ships also, though they are so great, and are driven by rough winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the impulse of the steersman wishes.
So the tongue also is a little member, and
boasts great things. Look ! how great a forest a little fire kindles. And the tongue is a fire, the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body and sets the world aflame and is ever being set on fire itself by gehenna. For every
kind of beasts and birds, of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind, but the tongue can no one tame. It is an uncontrollable evil, it is full of deadly poison.
With it we bless the Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing.
My brothers, these things ought not to occur in this way. Surely the fountain does not send out from the same opening salt water and fresh ? Surely a fig-tree, my brothers, cannot yield olives, or a vine, figs? Nor can a salt spring yield fresh water.
Who is wise
But if you have bitter jealousy
Do not glory,
There is confusion and every vile deed. But the wisdom which is from above is first
pure, Then peaceable, forbearing, persuasive, Full of mercy and good fruits, Without vacillation, without hypocrisy. And the fruit of right-doing is sown in peace, For those who make peace.
Where do wars come from,
You adulterers and adulteresses !
world Makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think the scripture speaks in vain, The spirit which he made to dwell in us He yearns for, even to jealous envy ? But he gives more grace. So the scripture says:
God resisteth the proud,
But giveth grace to the humble,
And your joy to heaviness,
Do not talk against each other, brothers.