10 your kingdom(A) come,
your will be done,(B)
    on earth as it is in heaven.

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“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts(A) to those who ask him!

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13 And I will do whatever you ask(A) in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

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24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive,(A) and your joy will be complete.(B)

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67 Before I was afflicted(A) I went astray,(B)
    but now I obey your word.(C)
68 You are good,(D) and what you do is good;
    teach me your decrees.(E)
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,(F)
    I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous(G) and unfeeling,
    but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted(H)
    so that I might learn your decrees.

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But godliness with contentment(A) is great gain.(B) For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.(C) But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.(D) Those who want to get rich(E) fall into temptation and a trap(F) and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money(G) is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith(H) and pierced themselves with many griefs.(I)

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Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,(A) because you know that the testing of your faith(B) produces perseverance.(C) Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature(D) and complete, not lacking anything.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.

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