Let the brother of humble circumstances boast in his exaltation, 10 but let the rich boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.(A) 11 For the sun rises and, together with the scorching wind, dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance perishes. In the same way, the rich person will wither away while pursuing his activities.(B)

12 Blessed is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown(C) of life that God[a] has promised to those who love him.(D)

13 No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone. 14 But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desire.(E) 15 Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.(F)

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.(G)

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