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James 1

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

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.

Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But 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. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For 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.

12 Blessed 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.

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

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He 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

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, 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.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But 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.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion 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.

Footnotes

  1. James 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.

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Santiago 1

1Ñucaca, Taita Diostapish, Apunchij Jesucristotapish servij Santiagomi cani. Tucui shujtaj llajtacunapi causacuj chunga ishqui Israel aillucunatami, ‘¿Allillachu canguichij?’ nini.

Millaita mishajca cushicungami

Ñuca huauquicuna, cancunata ima llaquicuna japijpipish, jatunta cushicunguichijlla. Jesusta crijpi ima llaqui japishpapish, mana p'iñarij alli shungu canata yachachishcataca, cancunallataj yachanguichijmi. Chashna alli shungu cashca ricurichunca, allita ruraichij. Chashnami imapish mana illaj, ña alli crijcunataj cashcata ricuchinguichij. Maijan cancuna yachai illaj cashpaca, Taita Diosta mañaichijlla. Paica, tucuicunaman mana mitsaj mitsajlla, mana rimarishpalla cuj cashcamantaca, achcata cungallami. Diosta mañashpaca, ‘¿Chaichu cunga mana cunga?’ ama yuyashpalla, cunataj cashcata crishpa mañaichij. ‘¿Cungachu, manachu cunga?’ yuyashpa mañajca, huairahuan jatun cucha yacu, caiman chaiman cuyucuj shinallami. Maijanpish chashna ishqui yuyaihuan mañajca, Mandaj Diospaj maquimanta imallatapish chasquinataca, ama yuyachun. Chashna ishqui yuyai runaca, tucui causaipi imata mana pajtanchu.

Maijan huauqui huajcha cashpaca, Dios jatunyachishcamanta cushicuchun. 10 Ashtahuanpish achcata charijca, Dios cumurichishcamanta cushicuchun. Charijca, q'uihua sisa chaquirij shinami tucunga. 11 Inti llujshishpa achcata rupajpi, q'uihua chaquirijpi sisacuna urmashpaca, chai sumaj cashcaca chingarinllami. Chashnallatajmi achcata chari runapish, pai imalla charishcacunandij urmarin.

12 Millai yuyaicuna shamujpipish, chaita jarcarijca cushicunmi. Chai millai yuyaicunata mishashpaca, huiñai causaita charishcata ricuchij coronatami chasquinga. Chaitaca Taita Diosca, Paita c'uyajcunamanmi cusha nishca.

13 Maijanta millai yuyaicuna japijpica: «Taita Diosmi cai millai yuyaitaca cushca» nishpa, ama nirichun. Taita Diosca millai yuyaitaca, mana charinchu. Paica, piman ima millai yuyaitaca, mana cunchu. 14 Ashtahuanpish quiquinllapitaj millai munaicuna tiyashpami, pita cashpapish mana allita rurana yuyaita cushpa, imapi cashpapish urmachin. 15 Chai millai munaicunaca chichushca shinami, juchata huachan. Ña juchata rurajpica, chai juchaca huañuimanmi chayachin.

16 Ñuca c'uyashca crijcuna, ama pandarichijchu. 17 Jahua pachapi tiyaj achijyachijcunata ruraj Yayaca, tucui imatapish allita, imatapish mana pandachijtami cun. Paica mana shujtajyanchu. Paitaca, ima llandu mana amsayachi tucunchu. 18 Taita Diosca, Pai munashcamantami, Pai rurashcacunapaj ñaupa cachun, cashcata huillashca Paipaj Shimihuan ñucanchijtaca cutin huacharichishca.

Dios yachachishcataca rurashpatajmi causana

19 Chaimanta ñuca c'uyashca crijcuna, imatapish uyanataca alli uyaraichij. Ama utca rimaichijchu, ama utca p'iñarichijchu. 20 P'iñarijca, Taita Dios munashcataca mana rurai tucunchu. 21 Chaimanta mapa ruraicunatapish, millai yuyaicunatapish tucui saquichij. Chashna rurashpami, Diospaj Shimitaca alli shunguhuan chasqui tucunguichij. Chai Shimimi, cancunapaj almataca quishpichi tucun.

22 Diospaj Shimita chasquishpaca, chaipi nicushcataca rurajcuna caichij, ama uyajcunalla caichijchu. Chashna uyashpalla purishpaca, cancunallatajmi pandaricunguichij. 23 Maijanpish Diospaj Shimi mandashcata mana rurashpa, uyashpalla purijca, paipaj ñahuita espejopi ricuricuj shinallami. 24 Ñahuita ricushcahuan rishpaca, q'uipataca pai ima shina cashcata cungarinllami. 25 Shina cajpish, juchamanta cacharichingapaj pajta Mandashcata chai yuyai catijca, allitami ruran. Paica uyashca Shimita mana cungarishpa, ashtahuanpish chaipi imalla nicushcatataj rurashpaca, cushicungami.

26 Maijanpish, ‘Diosta alli crijmi cani’ nirishpaca, quiquin c'allutami jarcarinata yachana. Mana chashna cashpaca, ‘Diosta crijmi cani’ nishcapish yangallami, umaricunllami. 27 Taita Diosta tucui shunguhuan alli crijtaj cashpaca, caitami rurana: Yaya mama illaj huahuacunata ricugrina, viuda huarmicunata llaquicunahuan cajpi ricugrina. Cai pachapi tiyaj ima millaicunamantapish huaquichirina.