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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Yakobo 1:1-27

11:1 Mdo 15:13; Rum 1:1; Tit 1:1; Mdo 26:7; Kum 32:26; Yn 7:35Yakobo, mtumwa wa Mungu na wa Bwana Yesu Kristo:

Kwa makabila kumi na mawili yaliyotawanyika ulimwenguni:

Salamu.

Imani Na Hekima

21:2 Mt 5:12; Ebr 12:11; 10:34; Mdo 5:41; 1Pet 4:12, 16; 1:6Ndugu zangu, hesabuni kuwa ni furaha tupu mnapopatwa na majaribu mbalimbali, 31:3 1Pet 1:7; Ebr 10:36; Rum 5:3kwa sababu mnajua ya kuwa kujaribiwa kwa imani yenu huleta saburi. 41:4 1Kor 2:6Saburi na iwe na kazi timilifu, ili mpate kuwa wakamilifu, mmekamilishwa, bila kupungukiwa na kitu chochote. 51:5 1Fal 3:9, 10; Mit 2:3-6; Dan 1:17; Mt 7:7; 1Fal 3:9, 10; Mit 2:3-6; Za 51:6; Dan 2:21; Mt 7:7Kama mtu yeyote miongoni mwenu amepungukiwa na hekima na amwombe Mungu, yeye awapaye watu wote kwa ukarimu wala hana kinyongo, naye atapewa. 61:6 Mt 21:21; Mk 11:24; 1Tim 2:8Lakini anapoomba, lazima aamini wala asiwe na shaka, kwa sababu mtu aliye na shaka ni kama wimbi la bahari, lililochukuliwa na upepo na kutupwa huku na huku. 7Mtu kama huyo asidhani ya kuwa atapata kitu chochote kutoka kwa Bwana. 81:8 Za 119:113; Yak 4:8; 2Pet 2:14; 3:16Yeye ni mtu mwenye nia mbili, mwenye kusitasita katika njia zake zote.

Umaskini Na Utajiri

91:9 Mt 23:12Ndugu asiye na cheo kikubwa yampasa ajivunie hali hiyo maana ametukuzwa. 101:10 Ay 14:2; 1Kor 7:31Lakini yeye aliye tajiri afurahi kwa kuwa ameshushwa, kwa sababu atatoweka kama ua la shambani. 111:11 Za 102:4, 11; Isa 40:6-8Kwa maana jua kali lenye kuchoma huchomoza na kuliunguza, likayakausha majani, na ua lake likapukutika, nao uzuri wake huharibika. Vivyo hivyo tajiri naye atanyauka akiwa anaendelea na shughuli zake.

Kujaribiwa

121:12 1Kor 9:25; Kut 20:6; 1Kor 8:3Heri mtu anayevumilia wakati wa majaribu, kwa sababu akiisha kushinda hilo jaribio atapewa taji la uzima Mungu alilowaahidia wale wampendao.

13Mtu anapojaribiwa asiseme, “Ninajaribiwa na Mungu.” Kwa maana Mungu hawezi kujaribiwa na maovu wala yeye hamjaribu mtu yeyote. 141:14 Mit 19:3; Rum 7:7-10Lakini kila mtu hujaribiwa wakati anapovutwa na kudanganywa na tamaa zake mwenyewe zilizo mbaya. 151:15 Mwa 3:6; Isa 59:4; Rum 6:23Basi ile tamaa mbaya ikishachukua mimba, huzaa dhambi, nayo ile dhambi ikikomaa, huzaa mauti.

161:16 1Kor 6:9; Yak 2:5Ndugu zangu wapendwa, msidanganyike. 171:17 Za 85:12; 102:27; Mt 3:6Kila kitolewacho kilicho chema na kilicho kamili, hutoka juu, na hushuka kutoka kwa Baba wa mianga, ambaye kwake hakuna kubadilika, wala kivuli cha kugeukageuka. 181:18 Yn 1:13; Yer 2:3; Efe 1:12Kwa mapenzi yake mwenyewe alituzaa kwa neno la kweli, kusudi tuwe kama mazao ya kwanza katika viumbe vyake vyote.

Kusikia Na Kutenda

191:19 Mit 10:19; Yak 1:16; 2:5; 3:3-12; Mhu 5:1, 2; Mit 14:17Ndugu zangu wapendwa, fahamuni jambo hili: Kila mtu awe mwepesi wa kusikiliza, lakini asiwe mwepesi wa kusema wala wa kukasirika. 201:20 Mt 5:22Kwa maana hasira ya mwanadamu haitendi haki ya Mungu. 211:21 Efe 4:22; 1:13; Kol 3:8; 1Pet 2:1; Mdo 13; 26; Rum 1:16; 1Kor 15:2Kwa hiyo, ondoleeni mbali uchafu wote na uovu ambao umezidi kuwa mwingi, mkalipokee kwa unyenyekevu lile Neno lililopandwa ndani yenu ambalo laweza kuokoa nafsi zenu.

221:22 Mt 7:21; Yak 2:14-20Basi kuweni watendaji wa Neno wala msiwe wasikiaji tu, huku mkijidanganya nafsi zenu. 231:23 Lk 6:47; Mdo 2:14Kwa maana kama mtu ni msikiaji tu wa Neno wala hatendi kile linachosema, yeye ni kama mtu ajitazamaye uso wake kwenye kioo 24na baada ya kujiona alivyo, huenda zake na mara husahau jinsi alivyo. 25Lakini yeye anayeangalia kwa bidii katika sheria kamilifu, ile iletayo uhuru, naye akaendelea kufanya hivyo bila kusahau alichosikia, bali akalitenda, atabarikiwa katika kile anachofanya.

261:26 Za 39:1; 1Pet 3:10Kama mtu akidhani ya kuwa anayo dini lakini hauzuii ulimi wake kwa hatamu, hujidanganya moyoni mwake, wala dini yake mtu huyo haifai kitu. 271:27 Mt 25:36; Za 146:9; Isa 1:17, 23; Rum 12:2; 2Pet 2:20Dini iliyo safi, isiyo na uchafu, inayokubalika mbele za Mungu Baba yetu, ndiyo hii: Kuwasaidia yatima na wajane katika dhiki zao na kujilinda usitiwe madoa na dunia.