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your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ which leads to eternal life.

And some rebuke as you debate with them; and some save, snatching them out of the fire, and pity others with fear; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now to him who is able to keep you from stum

bling,
And to present you blameless
Before the presence of his majesty

With exulting joy.
To the only God our Saviour through Jesus Christ

our Lord,
Be majesty, sovereignty,
Dominion and authority,
Before all time, and now, and for evermore.

Amen.

JAMES.

JAMES,

A SLAVE OF GOD

AND OF THE

LORD JESUS CHRIST,

To the twelve tribes which are of the Dispersion,

Greeting. Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various trials, knowing that the trial of your faith works endurance. And let endurance have its perfect work so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and does not throw it up to them, and it will be given you. But let him ask in th, without any doubts. For he who doubts is like the surge of the sea driven by the winds and blasts. For do not let that man think he will receive anything from the Lord; a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

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But let the lowly brother boast
In his exaltation,
And the rich
In his humiliation.

Because like the flower of the grass
He will pass away.

For the sun rises with the scorching heat,
And withers the

grass ;
And its flower falls,

And the beauty of its form perishes. In this way, too, will the rich man Fade away in his goings.

Blessed is the man who endures temptation.

For when he has been approved,
He will receive the crown of life
Which the Lord promised

To those who love him.
Let no one say when he is tempted,
It is from God that I am tempted.

For God cannot be tempted with evil,

And he tempts no one.
But each one is tempted,
When he is drawn away by his own desire and

enticed.
Then the desire
When it has conceived bears sin,
And the sin,

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