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1:1 icapsames a seruant of God, and of the Lord Iesus Christ, to the twelue Tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.  
1:2 My brethren, count it all ioy when ye fall into diuers temptations,  
1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience,  
1:4 But let patience haue her perfect worke, that ye may be perfect, and entier, wanting nothing.  
1:5 If any of you lacke wisedome, let him aske of God, that giueth to all men liberally, and vpbraideth not: and it shalbe giuen him.  
1:6 But let him aske in faith, nothing wauering: for he that wauereth is like a waue of the sea, driuen with the wind, and tossed.  
1:7 For let not that man thinke that he shall receiue any thing of the Lord.  
1:8 A double minded man is vnstable in all his wayes.  
1:9 Let the brother of low degree, reioyce in that he is exalted: Margin Note
1:10 But the rich, in that hee is made low: because as the floure of the grasse he shall passe away.  
1:11 For the Sunne is no sooner risen with a burning heate, but it withereth the grasse; and the flowre thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his wayes.  
1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when hee is tried, hee shall receiue the crowne of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that loue him.  
1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with euill, neither tempteth he any man. Margin Note
1:14 But euery man is tempted, when hee is drawen away of his owne lust, and entised.  
1:15 Then when lust hath conceiued, it bringeth forth sinne: and sinne, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.  
1:16 Doe not erre, my beloued brethren.  
1:17 Euery good gift, and euery perfect gift is from aboue, & commeth downe from the Father of lights, with whom is no variablenesse, neither shadow of turning.  
1:18 Of his owne will begate hee vs, with the word of Trueth, that wee should bee a kinde of first fruites of his creatures.  
1:19 Wherefore my beloued brethren, let euery man bee swift to heare, slow to speake, slow to wrath.  
1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousnesse of God.  
1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthinesse, and superfluitie of naughtinesse, & receiue with meeknesse the engrafted word, which is able to saue your soules.  
1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers onely, deceiuing your owne selues.  
1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like vnto a man beholding his naturall face in a glasse:  
1:24 For hee beholdeth himselfe, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what maner of man he was.  
1:25 But who so looketh into the perfect Law of libertie, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetfull hearer, but a doer of the worke, this man shall be blessed in his deed. Margin Note
1:26 If any man among you seeme to be religious, & bridleth not his tongue, but deceiueth his owne heart, this mans religion is vaine.  
1:27 Pure religion and vndefiled before God and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherlesse and widowes in their affliction, and to keepe himselfe vnspotted from the world.