New Amharic Standard Version

ያዕቆብ 1:1-27

1የእግዚአብሔርና የጌታ የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አገልጋይ የሆነው ያዕቆብ፤

ለተበተኑ ለዐሥራ ሁለቱ ነገዶች፤ ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን።

መከራና ፈተና

2ወንድሞቼ ሆይ፤ ልዩ ልዩ መከራ ሲደርስባችሁ እንደ ሙሉ ደስታ ቍጠሩት፤ 3ምክንያቱም የእምነታችሁ መፈተን ትዕግሥትን እንደሚያስገኝ ታውቃላችሁ። 4ምንም የማይጐድላችሁ ፍጹማንና ምሉኣን እንድትሆኑ ትዕግሥት ሥራውን ይፈጽም። 5ከእናንተ ማንም ጥበብ ቢጎድለው፣ ሳይነቅፍ በልግስና ለሁሉም የሚሰጠውን እግዚአብሔርን ይለምን፤ ለእርሱም ይሰጠዋል። 6ዳሩ ግን ሳይጠራጠር በእምነት ይለምን፤ ምክንያቱም የሚጠራጠር ሰው በነፋስ እንደሚገፋና እንደሚናወጥ የባሕር ማዕበል ነው። 7ያ ሰው፣ ከጌታ አንዳች ነገር አገኛለሁ ብሎ አያስብ፤ 8እርሱ በሁለት ሐሳብ የተያዘና በመንገዱ ሁሉ የሚወላውል ነው።

9ዝቅ ያለው ወንድም ከፍ በማለቱ ይመካ። 10ባለ ጠጋውም ዝቅ በማለቱ ይመካ፤ እንደ ሣር አበባ ይረግፋልና። 11ፀሓይ በነዲድ ሙቀቷ ወጥታ ሣሩን ታጠወልጋለችና፤ አበባው ይረግፋል፤ ውበቱም ይጠፋል፤ እንዲሁም ባለጠጋ ሰው፣ በዕለት ተግባሩ ሲዋትት ሳለ ይጠፋል።

12በፈተና የሚጸና ሰው የተባረከ ነው፤ ምክንያቱም ፈተናን ሲቋቋም እግዚአብሔር ለሚወዱት የሰጠውን ተስፋ፣ የሕይወትን አክሊል ያገኛል።

13ማንም ሲፈተን፣ “እግዚአብሔር ፈተነኝ” አይበል፤ ምክንያቱም እግዚአብሔር በክፉ አይፈተንም፤ እርሱም ማንንም አይፈትንም፤ 14ነገር ግን እያንዳንዱ የሚፈተነው በራሱ ክፉ ምኞት ሲሳብና ሲታለል ነው። 15ምኞትም ከፀነሰች በኋላ ኀጢአትን ትወልዳለች፤ ኀጢአትም ካደገች በኋላ ሞትን ትወልዳለች።

16የተወደዳችሁ ወንድሞቼ ሆይ፤ አትታለሉ። 17በጎ ስጦታና ፍጹም በረከት ሁሉ ከላይ ከሰማይ ብርሃናት አባት ይወርዳሉ፤ በእርሱ ዘንድ መለዋወጥ ከመዞር የተነሣ የሚያርፍ ጥላም የለም። 18የፍጥረቱ በኵራት እንድንሆን በገዛ ፈቃዱ በእውነት ቃል ወለደን።

ሰምቶ በሥራ ላይ ማዋል

19የተወደዳችሁ ወንድሞቼ ሆይ፤ ይህን አስተውሉ፤ ሰው ሁሉ ለመስማት የፈጠነ፣ ለመናገር የዘገየ፣ ለቊጣም የዘገየ ይሁን፤ 20የሰው ቊጣ የእግዚአብሔርን ጽድቅ አያመጣምና። 21ስለዚህ ርኵሰትንና ተንሰራፍቶ የሚገኘውን ክፋትን አስወግዳችሁ ነፍሳችሁን ማዳን የሚችለውን፣ በውስጣችሁም የተተከለውን ቃል በትሕትና ተቀበሉ።

22ቃሉ የሚናገረውን አድርጉ እንጂ ሰሚዎች ብቻ ሆናችሁ ራሳችሁን አታታልሉ። 23ቃሉን የሚሰማ፣ ነገር ግን የሚለውን የማይፈጽም ሰው ፊቱን በመስተዋት እንደሚያይ ሰው ነው፤ 24ራሱንም አይቶ ይሄዳል፤ ወዲያውም ምን እንደሚመስል ይረሳል፤ 25ነገር ግን ነጻ የሚያወጣውን ፍጹም ሕግ ተመልክቶ የሚጸና፣ የሰማውን የሚያደርግና የማይረሳ ሰው በሥራው የተባረከ ይሆናል።

26አንደበቱን ሳይገታ፣ ልቡን እያሳተ ሃይማኖተኛ ነኝ የሚል ሰው፣ ራሱን ያታልላል፤ ሃይማኖቱም ከንቱ ነው። 27በእግዚአብሔር አብ ፊት ንጹሕና ነውር የሌለበት ሃይማኖት ይህ ነው፤ ወላጆቻቸው የሞቱባቸውን ልጆችና ባሎቻቸው የሞቱባቸውን ሴቶች በችግራቸው መርዳትና ከዓለም ርኵሰት ራስን መጠበቅ ነው።

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.