King James Version

James 1:1-27

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

2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 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. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: 10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 11For 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. 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 love him. 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17Every 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. 18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For 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: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But 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. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Jakubu 1:1-27

11:1 Atũm 15:13; Tit 1:1; Gũcook 32:26 Nĩ niĩ Jakubu, ndungata ya Ngai na ya Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ,

Ndĩramwandĩkĩra inyuĩ a mĩhĩrĩga ĩrĩa ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ mũhurunjĩtwo thĩ yothe:

Nĩndamũgeithia.

Mathĩĩna na Magerio

21:2 Math 5:12 Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, rĩrĩa rĩothe mwakorwo nĩ magerio ma mĩthemba mĩingĩ-rĩ, tuagai atĩ ũguo nĩ gĩkeno gĩtheri. 31:3 1Pet 1:7; Ahib 10:36 tondũ nĩmũũĩ atĩ kũgerio kwa wĩtĩkio wanyu kũrehaga gũkirĩrĩria. 4Rekei gũkirĩrĩria kwanyu kũrute wĩra wakuo, nĩgeetha mũtuĩke andũ aagĩrĩru kũna na agima, mũtarĩ na ũndũ mwagĩte. 51:5 1Ath 3:9, 10; Thim 2:3-6 Na rĩrĩ, mũndũ wanyu angĩkorwo aagĩte ũũgĩ-rĩ, nĩahooe Ngai, ũrĩa ũheaga andũ othe na ũtaana, na atarĩ na ũũru ngoro, nake nĩekũheo ũũgĩ ũcio. 61:6 Mar 11:24No rĩrĩa ekũhooya-rĩ, nĩahooe etĩkĩtie, na ndagathanganie, tondũ mũndũ ũrĩa ũthanganagia ahaana ta ikũmbĩ rĩa iria inene, rĩrĩa rĩhurutagwo nĩ rũhuho na rĩkarũgarũũgio. 7Mũndũ ũcio ndageciirie atĩ nĩakaheo kĩndũ o nakĩ nĩ Mwathani; 81:8 Thab 119:113; 2Pet 2:14 ũcio nĩ mũndũ wa ngoro igĩrĩ, ũtarĩ hĩndĩ akindagĩria maũndũ-inĩ mothe marĩa ekaga.

9Mũrũ kana mwarĩ wa Ithe witũ ũrĩa wĩnyiihagia aagĩrĩirwo nĩ kwĩraha nĩ ũndũ nĩatũũgĩrĩtio. 101:10 1Akor 7:31No ũrĩa mũtongu nĩerahage nĩ ũndũ wa kũnyiihio gwake, tondũ agaathira ta ihũa rĩa gĩthaka. 11Nĩgũkorwo riũa rĩrathaga rĩrĩ na ũrugarĩ mũhiũ wa gũcina narĩo rĩkahoohia mũmera; nakĩo kĩro kĩaguo gĩgaitĩka na ũthaka waguo ũkanangwo. Ũguo no taguo mũndũ ũrĩa mũtongu akaahwererekera o akĩrutaga wĩra wake.

121:12 Kĩam 22:1; 1Akor 9:25 Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũũmagĩrĩria rĩrĩa ekũgerio, tondũ aatooria magerio, nĩakaheo thũmbĩ ya muoyo ĩrĩa Ngai erĩire arĩa mamwendete.

13Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mwagerio, mũndũ o naũ ndakanoige atĩrĩ, “Ngai nĩarangeria.” Nĩgũkorwo Ngai ndangĩhota kũgerio nĩ ũũru, o nake mwene ndageragia mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ; 14no rĩrĩ, mũndũ nĩkũgerio ageragio hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ekũguucĩrĩrio na akaheenererio nĩ merirĩria make mooru. 151:15 Ayub 15:35; Thab 7:14Namo merirĩria marĩkia kũgĩa nda, maciaraga mehia; namo mehia hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maakũra biũ, magaciara gĩkuũ.

16Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ inyuĩ nyenda mũno-rĩ, mũtikanaheenio. 171:17 Thab 85:12; Kĩam 1:16Kĩheo gĩothe kĩega na gĩkinyanĩru kiumaga igũrũ, gĩikũrũkĩte kuuma kũrĩ Ithe wa motheri ma igũrũ, ũrĩa ũtagarũrũkaga ta ciĩruru iria igarũrũkaga. 181:18 Joh 1:13; Kũg 14:4 Nĩwe watũciarire nĩ kwenda na ũndũ wa ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma, nĩguo tũtuĩke ta maciaro ma mbere ma indo ciothe iria ombire.

Gũthikĩrĩria na Gwĩka

191:19 Thim 10:19Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ inyuĩ nyenda mũno, menyai ũũ: O mũndũ nĩahiũhage gũthikĩrĩria, no ndakahiũhage kwaria o na kana kũrakara, 20nĩgũkorwo marakara ma mũndũ matirehaga mũtũũrĩre wa ũthingu ũrĩa Ngai endaga. 21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, eheriai maũndũ mothe marĩ magigi, na ũũru ũrĩa ũkĩrĩrĩirie kũingĩha, na mwĩnyiihĩtie, mwĩtĩkĩre kiugo kĩrĩa kĩhaandĩtwo thĩinĩ wanyu, o kĩrĩa kĩngĩmũhonokia.

22Mũtigatuĩke o a gũthikagĩrĩria kiugo tu, no tuĩkai a gwĩka ũrĩa kiugĩte, nĩguo mũtikeheenie inyuĩ ene. 23Mũndũ o wothe ũthikagĩrĩria kiugo no ndekaga ũrĩa kiugĩte-rĩ, ahaana ta mũndũ ũrĩa wĩroraga ũthiũ na gĩcicio, 24na thuutha wa kwĩrora, agethiĩra na akariganĩrwo o narua nĩ ũrĩa ahaana. 251:25 Jak 2:12; Joh 13:17 No mũndũ ũrĩa ũroraga wega watho ũrĩa mũkinyanĩru kũna ũrĩa ũheanaga wĩyathi, na agathiĩ na mbere gwĩka ũguo, atekũriganĩrwo nĩ ũrĩa aiguĩte no akawĩkaga-rĩ, ũcio nĩarĩrathimagĩrwo maũndũ marĩa ekaga.

26Mũndũ o wothe angĩĩtua mũndũ wa ndini no aremwo nĩ gwatha rũrĩmĩ rwake-rĩ, mũndũ ũcio nĩ kwĩheenia eheenagia, na ũndini wake nĩ wa tũhũ. 271:27 Math 25:36Ũndini ũrĩa Ngai Ithe witũ etĩkagĩra atĩ nĩ mũtheru na ndũrĩ na mahĩtia nĩ ũyũ: nĩ kũroraga ciana cia ngoriai na atumia a ndigwa hĩndĩ ĩrĩa marĩ mathĩĩna-inĩ mao, na ningĩ mũndũ etheemage ndagathũkio nĩ maũndũ ma gũkũ thĩ.