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.

New International Version

James 1:1-27

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.

Trials and Temptations

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19. whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

9Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

13When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

16Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Listening and Doing

19My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.