New American Standard Bible

James 1

Testing Your Faith

1[a]James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes who are [b]dispersed abroad: Greetings.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various [c]trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces [d]endurance. And let [e]endurance have its perfect [f]result, so that you may be [g]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a [i]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

But the [j]brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; 10 and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like [k]flowering grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with [l]a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.

12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [m]been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted [n]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [o]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin [p]is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 Do not be [q]deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or [r]shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be [s]a kind of first fruits [t]among His creatures.

19 [u]This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all [v]that remains of wickedness, in [w]humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [x]natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, [y]he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but [z]an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in [aa]what he does.

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not [ab]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [ac]by the world.

Notas al pie

  1. James 1:1 Or Jacob
  2. James 1:1 Lit in the Dispersion
  3. James 1:2 Or temptations
  4. James 1:3 Or steadfastness
  5. James 1:4 V 3, note 1
  6. James 1:4 Lit work
  7. James 1:4 Or mature
  8. James 1:5 Lit does not reproach
  9. James 1:8 Or doubting, hesitating
  10. James 1:9 I.e. church member
  11. James 1:10 Lit the flower of the grass
  12. James 1:11 Lit the
  13. James 1:12 Or passed the test
  14. James 1:13 Lit from
  15. James 1:13 Lit of evil things
  16. James 1:15 Lit is brought to completion
  17. James 1:16 Or misled
  18. James 1:17 Lit shadow of turning
  19. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  20. James 1:18 Lit of
  21. James 1:19 Or Know this
  22. James 1:21 Lit abundance of malice
  23. James 1:21 Or gentleness
  24. James 1:23 Lit the face of his birth; or nature
  25. James 1:24 Lit and he
  26. James 1:25 Lit a doer of a work
  27. James 1:25 Lit his doing
  28. James 1:26 Or control
  29. James 1:27 Lit from

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Yakobo 1

Amagezi n’okukkiriza

1Nze Yakobo, omuddu wa Katonda ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, mpandiikira ebika ekkumi n’ebibiri ebyasaasaana, nga mbalamusa.

Baganda bange, mulowoozenga byonna okuba essanyu, bwe mukemebwanga mu ngeri ezitali zimu nga mumanyi ng’okugezesebwa kw’okukkiriza kwammwe kuleeta okugumiikiriza. Omulimu gw’okugumiikiriza bwe gutuukirira, ne mulyoka mufuuka abatuukiridde era abakulidde ddala mu mwoyo, nga temulina kibabulako. Naye obanga omuntu yenna ku mmwe aweebuka mu magezi, asabenga Katonda agabira bonna atakayuka, galimuweebwa. Kyokka amusabenga mu kukkiriza, nga tabuusabuusa, kubanga oyo abuusabuusa ali ng’ejjengo ery’oku nnyanja erisundibwa empewo. Omuntu ng’oyo bw’atasaba na kukkiriza tasuubira Mukama kumuwaayo kintu kyonna. Kubanga omuntu ow’emyoyo ebiri, buli gy’adda tanywererayo.

Obwavu n’obugagga

Owooluganda atalina bintu bingi mu nsi muno asaana yeenyumirize, kubanga agulumizibbwa. 10 N’omugagga tasaana anyiige ng’ebintu bye bimukendezebbwaako, kubanga naye aliggwaawo ng’ekimuli eky’omuddo bwe kiggweerera. 11 Kubanga 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.

12 Alina omukisa omuntu agumira okukemebwa, kubanga bw’alimala okusiimibwa aliweebwa engule ey’obulamu Katonda gye yasuubiza abo abamwagala.

13 Omuntu yenna bw’akemebwanga, tagambanga nti, “Katonda ye yankemye,” kubanga Katonda takemebwa, era naye yennyini takema muntu n’omu. 14 Naye buli muntu akemebwa ng’okwegomba kwe okubi, bwe kuli, n’asendebwasendebwa. 15 Okwegomba okwo bwe kumala okuba olubuto, ne kuzaala ekibi, n’ekibi bwe kikula ne kizaala okufa.

16 Noolwekyo, abooluganda abaagalwa, temulimbibwalimbibwanga. 17 Buli kirabo ekirungi ekituukiridde, kiva mu ggulu eri Kitaffe, eyatonda eby’omu bbanga ebyaka, atakyukakyuka newaakubadde okwefuula ekirala. 18 Yalondawo ku bubwe yekka okutuzaala, ng’ayita mu kigambo eky’amazima, tulyoke tubeere ng’abaana be ababereberye mu lulyo lwe oluggya.

Okuwuliriza n’okukola

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

22 Mubeerenga bakozi ba kigambo, so si abakiwulira ne batakikola, nga mwerimbarimba. 23 Kubanga omuntu awuliriza ekigambo naye n’atakigondera, afaanana ng’omuntu eyeeraba mu ndabirwamu; 24 bw’ava mu ndabirwamu, amangwago ne yeerabira nga bw’afaananye. 25 Naye 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.

26 Omuntu yenna bwe yeerowooza nga wa ddiini, naye n’atafuga lulimi lwe, aba yeerimba, n’eddiini ye teriiko ky’egasa. 27 Eddiini 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.