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Testing of Your Faith
2 (A)Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials (B)of various kinds, 3 for you know that (C)the testing of your faith (D)produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be (E)perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5 (F)If any of you lacks wisdom, (G)let him ask God, (H)who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But (I)let him ask in faith, (J)with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like (K)a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 (L)he is a double-minded man, (M)unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and (N)the rich in his humiliation, because (O)like a flower of the grass[b] he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and (P)withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.Read full chapter