For (A)the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

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10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, (A)that we may share his holiness.

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Testing of Your Faith

(A)Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials (B)of various kinds, for you know that (C)the testing of your faith (D)produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be (E)perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19

12 (A)Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive (B)the crown of life, (C)which God has promised to those who love him.

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In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by (A)various trials, so that (B)the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes (C)though it is tested by (D)fire—may be found to result in (E)praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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