22 But (A)be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For (B)if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But (C)he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, (D)this one will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone [a]among you thinks he is religious, and (E)does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 (F)Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: (G)to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, (H)and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Beware of Personal Favoritism

My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, (I)the Lord of glory, with (J)partiality.

Footnotes

  1. James 1:26 NU omits among you