1Krataa yi firi me Yakobo a meyɛ Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo ɔsomfoɔ nkyɛn,
Mekyea mmusuakuo dumienu a wɔahwete no nyinaa.
Gyidie Ne Nyansa
2Anuanom, sɛ sɔhwɛ bi ba mo akwan mu a, momma mo ani nnye 3ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ mo gyidie tumi gyina sɔhwɛ no ano a, ɛno ansa na monya boasetɔ. 4Momma boasetɔ no ntena mo mu daa nyinaa sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, mobɛyɛ pɛ a biribiara ho renhia mo. 5Sɛ nyansa ho hia mo mu bi a, ɛsɛ sɛ ɔbɔ mpaeɛ srɛ Onyankopɔn na ɔbɛma no bi, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn firi ayamyɛ ne adom mu ma obiara deɛ ɛhia no no kwa. 6Na sɛ worebɔ mpaeɛ a, ɛsɛ sɛ wogye di a wonnye ho akyinnyeɛ. Obiara a ɔgye akyinnyeɛ no te sɛ ɛpo asorɔkye a mframa bɔ no kɔ baabiara a ɛpɛ. 7Ɛnsɛ sɛ saa onipa no susu sɛ ɔbɛnya biribiara afiri Awurade nkyɛn; 8nʼadwene yɛ no ntanta a ɔntumi nsi biribiara pi.
Ohia Ne Ahonya
9Sɛ Onyankopɔn ma onua hiani so a, ɛsɛ sɛ nʼani gye, 10na adefoɔ a wabrɛ wɔn ase no nso saa ara. Ɛfiri sɛ, adefoɔ no twam kɔ sɛ wiram afifideɛ bi. 11Owia pue de ne hyeɛ no hye afifideɛ no ma nʼahoɔfɛ no sɛe. Saa ara na wɔbɛsɛe adefoɔ no ɛberɛ a wɔgu so redi wɔn nnwuma no.
12Nhyira nka onipa a ɔnya gyidie wɔ amanehunu mu, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno na ɔbɛnya akyɛdeɛ a Onyankopɔn ahyɛ ho bɔ ama wɔn a wɔdɔ no no.
13Sɛ wɔsɔ obi hwɛ a, ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔka sɛ, “Saa sɔhwɛ yi firi Onyankopɔn.” Ɛfiri sɛ, bɔne rentumi nsɔ Onyankopɔn nhwɛ, na ɔno Onyankopɔn nso nsɔ obi nhwɛ. 14Na sɛ onipa twe ne ho na ɔno ara nʼakɔnnɔ yi no a, na ayɛ sɔhwɛ ama no. 15Na sɛ akɔnnɔ no nyinsɛn a, ɛwo bɔne, na bɔne no nyini a ɛwo owuo.
16Me nuanom adɔfoɔ, mommma wɔnnnaadaa mo. 17Akyɛdeɛ pa ne akyɛdeɛ a ɛyɛ pɛ nyinaa firi ɔsoro; ɛfiri Onyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro hann no nkyɛn na ɛba. Ɔno na ɔnsesa sɛ sunsum. 18Ɔfiri ne pɛ mu nam nokorɛ a ɛwɔ asɛm no mu no so woo yɛn sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, yɛbɛdi ɛkan wɔ abɔdeɛ nyinaa mu.
Otie Ne Ɔyɛ
19Me nuanom adɔfoɔ, monhyɛ yeinom nso: monyɛ ntɛm ntie, monyɛ nyaa nkasa na monyɛ nyaa mfa abufuo; 20ɛfiri sɛ, onipa abufuo no mma ɔnnya Onyankopɔn tenenee no. 21Ɛno enti, montwe mo ho mfiri afideɛ ne atirimuɔden ho. Momfa mo ho mma Onyankopɔn na monnye asɛm a ɔdua wɔ mo akoma mu a ɛbɛgye mo nkwa no.
22Monntie asɛm no sɛ atiefoɔ kwa nsisi mo ho, na mmom, monyɛ asɛm no yɛfoɔ. 23Obiara a ɔtie asɛm no na ɔmfa nni dwuma no te sɛ obi a ɔhwɛ ahwehwɛ mu, na ɔhunu sɛdeɛ ɔteɛ. 24Ɔhwɛ ne ho wɔ ahwehwɛ no mu hunu ne ho yie na sɛ ɔfiri ahwehwɛ no anim ara pɛ a, ne werɛ firi deɛ ɔhunuiɛ no nyinaa. 25Nanso, obiara a ɔhwɛ mmara a ɛyɛ pɛ no mu yie, deɛ ɛma onipa de ne ho, na ɔdi so, na ɔtie, na ne werɛ mfiri, na ɔde di dwuma no, Onyankopɔn bɛhyira saa onipa no wɔ biribiara a ɔyɛ mu.
26Sɛ obi susu sɛ ɔyɛ Onyamesomfoɔ na wanto ne tɛkrɛma nnareka a, ne nyamesom no ho nni mfasoɔ na ɔdaadaa ne ho nso. 27Deɛ Agya Onyankopɔn fa no sɛ ɛyɛ nyamesom pa no nie: Ɔhwɛ nwisiaa ne akunafoɔ wɔ wɔn ahohia mu, na ɔyi ne ho firi ewiase porɔeɛ ho.
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.