James, a servant of God and of the LORD Jesus Christ, to the twelve
tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the LORD.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the crown of life, which the LORD hath promised to them
that love him.
My brethren, have not the faith of our LORD Jesus Christ, the LORD of
glory, with respect of persons.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and he shall lift you up.
For that ye ought to say, If the LORD will, we shall live, and do this,
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields,
which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which
have reaped are entered into the ears of the LORD of sabaoth.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the LORD. Behold, the
husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long
patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the LORD
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the
LORD, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience
of Job, and have seen the end of the LORD; that the LORD is very
pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and
let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the LORD:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise
him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.