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James 1:2-4 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

My brethren, deem ye all joy [guess ye all joy], when ye fall into diverse temptations,

witting, that the proving of your faith worketh patience;

and patience hath a perfect work, that ye be perfect and whole, and fail in nothing. [soothly patience hath a perfect work, that ye be perfect and whole, in nothing failing.]

James 1:2-4 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

My brethren, count it exceeding joy when you fall into various trials, seeing as you know that the trying of your faith brings patience. And let patience have her perfect work, so that you may be perfect and sound, lacking nothing.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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James 1:2-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]My brethren, [b]count it exceeding joy, [c]when ye fall into divers tentations,

[d]Knowing that the [e]trying of your faith bringeth forth patience,

[f]And let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing.


  1. James 1:2 The first place or part touching comfort in afflictions, wherein we ought not be cast down and be fainthearted, but rather rejoice and be glad.
  2. James 1:2 Seeing their condition was miserable in that scattering abroad, he doth well to begin as he doth.
  3. James 1:2 The first argument, because our faith is tried through afflictions: which ought to be most pure, for so it is behoovable for us.
  4. James 1:3 The second, Because patience, far passing and most excellent virtue, is by this means engendered in us.
  5. James 1:3 That wherewith your faith is tried, to wit, those manifold temptations.
  6. James 1:4 The third argument propounded in manner of an exhortation, that true and continual patience may be discerned from fained and for a time. The cross is as it were the instrument wherewith God doth polish and [re]fine us. Therefore the work and effect of afflictions, is the perfecting of us in Christ.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 1:2-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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