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James 1:1-8Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Greeting

James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ:

To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion.[a]

Greetings.

Trials and Maturity

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. An indecisive[b] man is unstable in all his ways.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:1 Jewish people scattered throughout Gentile lands who spoke Gk and were influenced by Gk culture.
  2. James 1:8 Or A doubting, or A double-minded
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