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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Jakubu 1:1-27

11:1 Atũm 15:13; Tit 1:1; Gũcook 32:26 Nĩ niĩ Jakubu, ndungata ya Ngai na ya Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ,

Ndĩramwandĩkĩra inyuĩ a mĩhĩrĩga ĩrĩa ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ mũhurunjĩtwo thĩ yothe:

Nĩndamũgeithia.

Mathĩĩna na Magerio

21:2 Math 5:12 Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, rĩrĩa rĩothe mwakorwo nĩ magerio ma mĩthemba mĩingĩ-rĩ, tuagai atĩ ũguo nĩ gĩkeno gĩtheri. 31:3 1Pet 1:7; Ahib 10:36 tondũ nĩmũũĩ atĩ kũgerio kwa wĩtĩkio wanyu kũrehaga gũkirĩrĩria. 4Rekei gũkirĩrĩria kwanyu kũrute wĩra wakuo, nĩgeetha mũtuĩke andũ aagĩrĩru kũna na agima, mũtarĩ na ũndũ mwagĩte. 51:5 1Ath 3:9, 10; Thim 2:3-6 Na rĩrĩ, mũndũ wanyu angĩkorwo aagĩte ũũgĩ-rĩ, nĩahooe Ngai, ũrĩa ũheaga andũ othe na ũtaana, na atarĩ na ũũru ngoro, nake nĩekũheo ũũgĩ ũcio. 61:6 Mar 11:24No rĩrĩa ekũhooya-rĩ, nĩahooe etĩkĩtie, na ndagathanganie, tondũ mũndũ ũrĩa ũthanganagia ahaana ta ikũmbĩ rĩa iria inene, rĩrĩa rĩhurutagwo nĩ rũhuho na rĩkarũgarũũgio. 7Mũndũ ũcio ndageciirie atĩ nĩakaheo kĩndũ o nakĩ nĩ Mwathani; 81:8 Thab 119:113; 2Pet 2:14 ũcio nĩ mũndũ wa ngoro igĩrĩ, ũtarĩ hĩndĩ akindagĩria maũndũ-inĩ mothe marĩa ekaga.

9Mũrũ kana mwarĩ wa Ithe witũ ũrĩa wĩnyiihagia aagĩrĩirwo nĩ kwĩraha nĩ ũndũ nĩatũũgĩrĩtio. 101:10 1Akor 7:31No ũrĩa mũtongu nĩerahage nĩ ũndũ wa kũnyiihio gwake, tondũ agaathira ta ihũa rĩa gĩthaka. 11Nĩgũkorwo riũa rĩrathaga rĩrĩ na ũrugarĩ mũhiũ wa gũcina narĩo rĩkahoohia mũmera; nakĩo kĩro kĩaguo gĩgaitĩka na ũthaka waguo ũkanangwo. Ũguo no taguo mũndũ ũrĩa mũtongu akaahwererekera o akĩrutaga wĩra wake.

121:12 Kĩam 22:1; 1Akor 9:25 Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũũmagĩrĩria rĩrĩa ekũgerio, tondũ aatooria magerio, nĩakaheo thũmbĩ ya muoyo ĩrĩa Ngai erĩire arĩa mamwendete.

13Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mwagerio, mũndũ o naũ ndakanoige atĩrĩ, “Ngai nĩarangeria.” Nĩgũkorwo Ngai ndangĩhota kũgerio nĩ ũũru, o nake mwene ndageragia mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ; 14no rĩrĩ, mũndũ nĩkũgerio ageragio hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ekũguucĩrĩrio na akaheenererio nĩ merirĩria make mooru. 151:15 Ayub 15:35; Thab 7:14Namo merirĩria marĩkia kũgĩa nda, maciaraga mehia; namo mehia hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maakũra biũ, magaciara gĩkuũ.

16Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ inyuĩ nyenda mũno-rĩ, mũtikanaheenio. 171:17 Thab 85:12; Kĩam 1:16Kĩheo gĩothe kĩega na gĩkinyanĩru kiumaga igũrũ, gĩikũrũkĩte kuuma kũrĩ Ithe wa motheri ma igũrũ, ũrĩa ũtagarũrũkaga ta ciĩruru iria igarũrũkaga. 181:18 Joh 1:13; Kũg 14:4 Nĩwe watũciarire nĩ kwenda na ũndũ wa ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma, nĩguo tũtuĩke ta maciaro ma mbere ma indo ciothe iria ombire.

Gũthikĩrĩria na Gwĩka

191:19 Thim 10:19Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ inyuĩ nyenda mũno, menyai ũũ: O mũndũ nĩahiũhage gũthikĩrĩria, no ndakahiũhage kwaria o na kana kũrakara, 20nĩgũkorwo marakara ma mũndũ matirehaga mũtũũrĩre wa ũthingu ũrĩa Ngai endaga. 21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, eheriai maũndũ mothe marĩ magigi, na ũũru ũrĩa ũkĩrĩrĩirie kũingĩha, na mwĩnyiihĩtie, mwĩtĩkĩre kiugo kĩrĩa kĩhaandĩtwo thĩinĩ wanyu, o kĩrĩa kĩngĩmũhonokia.

22Mũtigatuĩke o a gũthikagĩrĩria kiugo tu, no tuĩkai a gwĩka ũrĩa kiugĩte, nĩguo mũtikeheenie inyuĩ ene. 23Mũndũ o wothe ũthikagĩrĩria kiugo no ndekaga ũrĩa kiugĩte-rĩ, ahaana ta mũndũ ũrĩa wĩroraga ũthiũ na gĩcicio, 24na thuutha wa kwĩrora, agethiĩra na akariganĩrwo o narua nĩ ũrĩa ahaana. 251:25 Jak 2:12; Joh 13:17 No mũndũ ũrĩa ũroraga wega watho ũrĩa mũkinyanĩru kũna ũrĩa ũheanaga wĩyathi, na agathiĩ na mbere gwĩka ũguo, atekũriganĩrwo nĩ ũrĩa aiguĩte no akawĩkaga-rĩ, ũcio nĩarĩrathimagĩrwo maũndũ marĩa ekaga.

26Mũndũ o wothe angĩĩtua mũndũ wa ndini no aremwo nĩ gwatha rũrĩmĩ rwake-rĩ, mũndũ ũcio nĩ kwĩheenia eheenagia, na ũndini wake nĩ wa tũhũ. 271:27 Math 25:36Ũndini ũrĩa Ngai Ithe witũ etĩkagĩra atĩ nĩ mũtheru na ndũrĩ na mahĩtia nĩ ũyũ: nĩ kũroraga ciana cia ngoriai na atumia a ndigwa hĩndĩ ĩrĩa marĩ mathĩĩna-inĩ mao, na ningĩ mũndũ etheemage ndagathũkio nĩ maũndũ ma gũkũ thĩ.