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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Yakobo 1:1-27

Amagezi n’okukkiriza

11:1 a Bik 15:13 b Tit 1:1 c Bik 26:7 d Ma 32:26; Yk 7:35; 1Pe 1:1Nze Yakobo, omuddu wa Katonda ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, mpandiikira ebika ekkumi n’ebibiri ebyasaasaana, nga mbalamusa.

21:2 Mat 5:12; 1Pe 1:6Baganda bange, mulowoozenga byonna okuba essanyu, bwe mukemebwanga mu ngeri ezitali zimu 3nga mumanyi ng’okugezesebwa kw’okukkiriza kwammwe kuleeta okugumiikiriza. 4Omulimu gw’okugumiikiriza bwe gutuukirira, ne mulyoka mufuuka abatuukiridde era abakulidde ddala mu mwoyo, nga temulina kibabulako. 51:5 a 1Bk 3:9, 10; Nge 2:3-6 b Mat 7:7Naye obanga omuntu yenna ku mmwe aweebuka mu magezi, asabenga Katonda agabira bonna atakayuka, galimuweebwa. 61:6 Mak 11:24Kyokka amusabenga mu kukkiriza, nga tabuusabuusa, kubanga oyo abuusabuusa ali ng’ejjengo ery’oku nnyanja erisundibwa empewo. 7Omuntu ng’oyo bw’atasaba na kukkiriza tasuubira Mukama kumuwaayo kintu kyonna. 81:8 Yak 4:8Kubanga omuntu ow’emyoyo ebiri, buli gy’adda tanywererayo.

Obwavu n’obugagga

9Owooluganda atalina bintu bingi mu nsi muno asaana yeenyumirize, kubanga agulumizibbwa. 101:10 1Ko 7:31; 1Pe 1:24N’omugagga tasaana anyiige ng’ebintu bye bimukendezebbwaako, kubanga naye aliggwaawo ng’ekimuli eky’omuddo bwe kiggweerera. 111:11 a Zab 102:4, 11 b Is 40:6-8Kubanga enjuba bw’evaayo n’eyaka n’ebbugumu lyayo eringi, omuddo gukala n’ekimuli kyagwo ne kiwotoka ne kigwa, n’obulungi bw’endabika yaakyo ne buggwaawo; n’omugagga bw’atyo bw’aliggwaawo, ng’ali mu mirimu gye.

121:12 a 1Ko 9:25 b Yak 2:5Alina omukisa omuntu agumira okukemebwa, kubanga bw’alimala okusiimibwa aliweebwa engule ey’obulamu Katonda gye yasuubiza abo abamwagala.

13Omuntu yenna bw’akemebwanga, tagambanga nti, “Katonda ye yankemye,” kubanga Katonda takemebwa, era naye yennyini takema muntu n’omu. 14Naye buli muntu akemebwa ng’okwegomba kwe okubi, bwe kuli, n’asendebwasendebwa. 151:15 a Yob 15:35; Zab 7:14 b Bar 6:23Okwegomba okwo bwe kumala okuba olubuto, ne kuzaala ekibi, n’ekibi bwe kikula ne kizaala okufa.

161:16 a 1Ko 6:9 b nny 19Noolwekyo, abooluganda abaagalwa, temulimbibwalimbibwanga. 171:17 a Yk 3:27 b Kbl 23:19; Mal 3:6Buli kirabo ekirungi ekituukiridde, kiva mu ggulu eri Kitaffe, eyatonda eby’omu bbanga ebyaka, atakyukakyuka newaakubadde okwefuula ekirala. 181:18 a Yk 1:13 b Bef 1:12; Kub 14:4Yalondawo ku bubwe yekka okutuzaala, ng’ayita mu kigambo eky’amazima, tulyoke tubeere ng’abaana be ababereberye mu lulyo lwe oluggya.

Okuwuliriza n’okukola

191:19 Nge 10:19Ekyo mukimanye abooluganda abaagalwa! Buli muntu abeerenga mwangu wa kuwulira, kyokka alemenga kubuguutana kwogera, era alemenga kwanguwa kunyiiga. 20Kubanga obusungu bw’omuntu tebumuweesa butuukirivu bwa Katonda. 211:21 a Bef 4:22 b Bef 1:13Kale mulekenga emize gyonna, n’ekibi ekyasigala mu mmwe, mwanirize n’obuwombeefu ekigambo ekyasigibwa ekiyinza okulokola emyoyo gyammwe.

22Mubeerenga bakozi ba kigambo, so si abakiwulira ne batakikola, nga mwerimbarimba. 23Kubanga omuntu awuliriza ekigambo naye n’atakigondera, afaanana ng’omuntu eyeeraba mu ndabirwamu; 24bw’ava mu ndabirwamu, amangwago ne yeerabira nga bw’afaananye. 251:25 a Yak 2:12 b Yk 13:17Naye oyo atunula enkaliriza mu tteeka ettuufu erituukiridde erireetera abantu eddembe, n’alinyikiririramu tajja kukoma ku kulijjukiranga kyokka, naye ajjanga kukola bye ligamba, era anaaweebwanga omukisa mu buli ky’akola.

261:26 Zab 34:13; 1Pe 3:10Omuntu yenna bwe yeerowooza nga wa ddiini, naye n’atafuga lulimi lwe, aba yeerimba, n’eddiini ye teriiko ky’egasa. 271:27 a Mat 25:36 b Is 1:17, 23 c Bar 12:2Eddiini entuufu etaliiko bbala mu maaso ga Katonda Kitaffe, y’eyo ey’omuntu alabirira bamulekwa ne bannamwandu era nga yeekuuma ensi gy’alimu ereme kumuletako bbala.