King James Version

James 1

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

If 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:

10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11 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.

12 Blessed 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 love him.

13 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:

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17 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 turning.

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 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:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 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.

26 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.

27 Pure 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.

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Jakovljeva poslanica 1

Vjera i postojanost

Draga braćo i sestre, kad god zapadnete u kušnju, smatrajte da se imate čemu radovati.

Jer kad vam je vjera na kušnji, jača vaša postojanost.

Zato je pustite da se potpuno razvije, da postanete besprijekornima, bez ikakva nedostatka.

Treba li vam mudrosti, iskajte ju od Boga koji je svima daje rado, obilno i bez prigovora.

Ali tražite s vjerom, ne sumnjajući da ćete dobiti, jer čovjek koji sumnja nestalan je kao morski valovi koje vjetar lako baca amo-tamo.

Takav neka se ne nada išta primiti od Gospodina

jer je čovjek podijeljene duše, nepostojan na svim svojim putovima.

Neka se kršćanin[a] niskoga položaja ponosi time što ga je Bog uzvisio,

10 a bogataš time što ga je ponizio, jer će nestati poput poljskoga cvijeta.

11 Sunce žarko zasja, biljka usahne i cvijet joj otpadne te sva njegova ljepota nestane. Tako će i bogataši usahnuti na svojim putovima.

12 Blago čovjeku koji odolijeva kušnji. Kad se pokaže prokušanim, dobit će vijenac života koji je Bog obećao svima koji ga ljube.

13 Neka nitko od vas u napasti ne kaže: 'Bog me napastuje.' Niti se Boga može napastovati da čini zlo, niti on koga napastuje.

14 Svakoga, naprotiv, napastuje njegova vlastita požuda koja ga privlači i mami.

15 Požuda zatim začne i rodi grijeh, a kad se grijeh potpuno razvije, rađa smrt.

16 Zato se ne dajte varati, ljubljena braćo.

17 Sve što je dobro i savršeno dolazi nam odozgora, od Boga koji je stvorio sva nebeska svjetlila. Za razliku od njih, on se nikada ne mijenja; u njemu nema sjene zbog mijena.

18 On nas je dragovoljno rodio riječju istine, da budemo prvenci iznad svih stvorenja.

Poslušnost i djela

19 Upamtite, draga braćo: svatko bi trebao biti brz na slušanju, spor na pričanju i spor na srdžbi

20 jer ljudska srdžba ne može postupati prema Božjoj pravednosti.

21 Zato izbacite iz svojih života svako zlo i prljavštinu te ponizno prihvatite Božju poruku zasađenu u svoja srca jer ona može spasiti vaše duše.

22 I ne zaboravite da tu poruku nije dostatno samo slušati već treba i postupati prema njoj. Inače sami sebe zavaravate.

23 Jer ako samo slušate Riječ, a ne vršite ju, onda ste poput čovjeka koji pogleda vlastito lice u zrcalu,

24 ali čim se promotri, odmah ode ne popravivši što je trebalo i zaboravi kako izgleda.

25 Ali tko se ogleda u savršenomu Božjem zakonu - zakonu koji oslobađa - i nije samo zaboravan slušatelj, nego ga zaista i izvršava, Bog će ga blagosloviti u svemu što čini.

26 Umišlja li tko da je pobožan, a ne obuzdava svoj jezik, sam sebe vara jer je njegova pobožnost nevrijedna.

27 želite li da vaša pobožnost u očima Boga Oca bude čista i neokaljana, pomažite sirotama i udovicama u njihovoj nevolji i čuvajte se neokaljanima od pokvarenosti ovoga svijeta.

Notas al pie

  1. Jakovljeva poslanica 1:9 U grčkome: brat.