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Rajwaxiˈ taˈ jaljoj rilic cristian tikabˈantak

Atak wechˈelxic chirij Kakaj Jesucristo ri Kajawl y ri subˈlaj nim jkˈij, ma bˈantak jaljoj rilic jun cristian chic pach jun chic. Cuando amulbˈem aybˈak y tawiltak tiocbˈi jun bˈiom aacˈlak, tzi jwikic ribˈ y cojol jun matkˈabˈ laˈ jkˈabˈ jwiˈl ri bˈanal laˈ oro y tiocbˈi jun ri powr y tzayke ra ritzˈik cojol jwiˈl, wi riˈ jor tzi jcˈulic tabˈantak man jun ri jor tzi jwikic ribˈ y tabˈijtak re: Cubˈren neri li jun kuslaj cubˈarbˈ, atcheˈtak re.

Y tabˈijtak re sicˈ powr: Waˈren claˈ o wi chawaj atcubˈarc, cubˈren lak ulew chijcˈulel wakan, atcheˈtak re.

Wi jilonli tabˈantak, kes tzˈetel tzˈet jaljojiˈ rilic cristian tabˈantak. Tijin tabˈan akˈatbˈitzijak chirijak laˈ mak etzltak chomorsaˈn ri wiˈ chawechak.

Atak lokˈlaj wechˈelxic chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, tatak impuch, yak powr chaˈltakaˈ jwiˈl Kakaj Dios pire subˈlaj ticubˈar jchˈolak chirij Kakaj Jesucristo y pire tioctak lamas titakon Kakaj Dios chapcaˈ bˈil jwiˈl Kakaj Dios chi tijyeˈ rechak yak cristian ri tilokˈintak re.

Pero rucˈ atak, riˈ taxuttak jun powr y mas chawajak jwichak mak bˈiom. Y taˈcˈu awetamak chi riˈtakaˈ mak bˈiom li ri tibˈanowtak cˈax chawechak asta atjsiqˈuijtak lak kˈatbˈitzij. Riˈ rechak tixutuwtak tzilaj jbˈij Kakaj Jesucristo ri subˈlaj nim jkˈij ri bˈesal jbˈij chawijak atak ri watak laj jkˈabˈ.

Atak, tziyiˈ tabˈantak wi kes tzˈet tabˈantak lawiˈ ri tijbˈij Jpixbˈ Kakaj Dios ri subˈlaj nim jkˈij ri wiˈ li wuj re Lokˈlaj Jyolj ri tijbˈij jilonri:
    Lokˈaj awijl atzˈakt chapcaˈ jlokˈaj aybˈ at tabˈan, ticheˈ.

Pero wi jaljoj rilic yak cristian tabˈantak, atmacuntakaˈ chiwch Kakaj Dios y riˈ Jpixbˈ Kakaj Dios li ri tibˈin chi xatmacuntakaˈn, jwiˈl taˈ xacojtak mak pixabˈ li. 10 Jun cristian onque tijcoj juntir Jpixbˈ Kakaj Dios, pero wi tican jyeˈ jbˈanic nen tijbˈij jun pixabˈ, timacuniˈn, jwiˈl chiwch Kakaj Dios taˈ tijcoj juntir Jpixbˈ. 11 Jwiˈl Kakaj Dios bˈiliˈ jwiˈl:

Ma wechbˈej jun cristian ri maˈ acˈulajl taˈn, xcheˈ. Y xij chic:
Mat camsanc, xcheˈ. Onque taˈ tawechbˈej jun cristian ri maˈ acˈulajl taˈn, pero wi xacamsaj jun cristian, xatmacuniˈ jwiˈl taˈ tacoj juntir Jpixbˈ Kakaj Dios.

12 Jwiˈliˈli atak tike acwentij aybˈak cuando atyolowtak y iltak jcholajl nen tabˈantak laj acˈaslemalak jwiˈl awetamakiˈ chi tina bˈansajna kˈatbˈitzij chikabˈ laˈ pixabˈ ri ojesan laj jkˈabˈ kamac. 13 Wi jun cristian taˈ tril cˈur jwich jun cristian chic, re taˈ tiilsaj cˈur jwich jwiˈl Kakaj Dios cuando titaw kˈij tran jkˈatbˈitzij chibˈak juntir cristian. Pero wi jun cristian tril cˈur jwich jun cristian chic, tiilsajiˈ cˈur jwich jwiˈl Kakaj Dios cuando titaw kˈij tran jkˈatbˈitzij chibˈak juntir cristian.

Rajwaxiˈ jbˈanic utzil

14 Atak wechˈelxic chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, wi wiˈ jonok tijbˈij chi cubˈuliˈ jchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, wi mitaˈ tran utzil, taˈ nen tichacuj y jcubˈarbˈ jchˈol taˈ ticwin chi jcolic.

15 Y wi wiˈ kechˈelxic chirij Kakaj Jesucristo rajwax ritzˈik jwiˈl o taˈ jwa re nojel kˈij, 16 y wi wiˈ jono chawechak tijbˈij re jono chic: Jat pi utzil, tij aw y coj awitzˈik, ticheˈ re.

Pero wi taˈ xyeˈ re nen rajwax re, taˈ nen tichacuj. 17 Jilon jun cristian wi mitaˈ tran utzil chi jcˈutic chi cubˈuliˈ jchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, nicˈ riqˈuil camnakiˈ jcubˈarbˈ jchˈol.

18 Pero pent wiˈ jonok tibˈinc: At xike cubˈul achˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, pero in tambˈanaˈ utzil, ticheˈ.

Pero in Santiago, tambˈij re: Cˈutnecaˈ chinwch chi cubˈuliˈ achˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo y taˈ tabˈan utzil. Y in tancˈut chawch laˈ utzil ri tambˈan chi cubˈuliˈ inchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, incheˈ re.

19 At tacojaˈ chi junke chi Dios wiˈ y tziyiˈ tabˈan jilonli, pero jilon mak etzl tijcojaˈtakaˈ chi junke chi Dios wiˈ y tiquerquentakaˈ jwiˈl jtzakic jchˈolak chiwch. 20 Atke sons, coj retal chi jun cristian ri cubˈul jchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo ri taˈ tran utzil laj jcˈaslemal, taˈ nen tichacuj.

21 Kakaj Dios xij chi kamam Abraham sucˈuliˈ ranm chiwch chirij ri xan cuando roj xsujeˈ Isaac ri jcˈajol re Kakaj Dios bˈa altar.

22 Tatak impuch nen xan Abraham, re jwiˈl cubˈul jchˈol chirij Kakaj Dios y nojeliˈ ranm xan nen xijsaj re jwiˈl Kakaj Dios, jilonli xcˈut chi kes tzˈetel tzˈet cubˈuliˈ jchˈol chirij Kakaj Dios jwiˈl ri xan. 23 Jilonli xtaw chiwch ri tijbˈij li wuj re Lokˈlaj Jyolj Kakaj Dios jilonri:

Abraham xcubˈariˈ jchˈol chirij Kakaj Dios, jwiˈliˈli Kakaj Dios xij chi sucˈuliˈ ranm chiwch, ticheˈ. Y jilonli tibˈijsaj re chi richcˈulchiˈchak Kakaj Dios.

24 Atak cojtak retal chi Kakaj Dios tijsucˈulbˈisajiˈ ranm jun cristian jwiˈl tran utzil laj jcˈaslemal y maˈ xitaˈke ticubˈar jchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo. 25 Jilon xan jun tzˈiˈlaj anm ri jbˈij Rahab, re xanaˈ sucˈul ranm chiwch Kakaj Dios jwiˈlke utzil ri xan cuando xmuk yak jtakoˈn Josué laj richoch y xij rechak chi tikˈaxtakbˈi li jun jalan bˈe pire tieltakbˈi li tilmit. 26 Y jilon chapcaˈ jtioˈjl jun cristian wi taˈ chiquiˈ jsantil, camnakchak. Y jilon jun cristian ri cubˈul jchˈol chirij Kakaj Jesucristo, wi mitaˈ tran utzil laj jcˈaslemal, nicˈ riqˈuil camnakiˈ jcubˈarbˈ jchˈol.

James 2 New International Version (NIV)

Favoritism Forbidden

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”[b] also said, “You shall not murder.”[c] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[d]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[e] and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:8 Lev. 19:18
  2. James 2:11 Exodus 20:14; Deut. 5:18
  3. James 2:11 Exodus 20:13; Deut. 5:17
  4. James 2:20 Some early manuscripts dead
  5. James 2:23 Gen. 15:6
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