1. Yacob [James] , a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the diaspora, rejoice exceedingly.
2. Count it all joy, my brethren, whenever ye are being tried, surrounded with various sorts [of trials].
3. Knowing ye that the proving of your faith works through patience.
4. Even so, let this patience do its work perfectly, so that you may be perfect and complete in your heritage, lacking in nothing.
5. And if anyone among you lacks wisdom, let him ask of it from God, who gives it to all men who are sincere, and not taunters , and it shall be given to him.
6. But ask ye in faith, without doubting. For he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the winds and tossed.
7. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord.
8. A double-minded man is fickle in all his ways.
9. But glory ye, brethren, ye who are of low estate, in that high station of his.
10. And let he that is rich, [glory] in his lowliness, for as a flower [bloom] of the garden , it shall pass away.
11. For the sun rises with fervent heat and dries up the grass, and its flowers fall off by themselves. And the majesty of its face are thereby destroyed. So also he who is rich in his goings shall fade away.
12. Blessed is the man who endures his tests, for when he is approved , he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord [has] promised to those who love him.
13. Let no one when tempted, say that “My temptation is from God”. For the only God is not temptable by evil, and he tempts no one.
14. However, every man is tempted through his own cravings and lured out, and entrapped by wiles.
15. Then, the cravings conceive, bring forth sin, and the sin when performed, brings forth death.
16. Be not misled , my beloved brethren.
17. Everything that is given, and every perfect gift bestowed is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, from he who cannot change, neither can he be turned from his shadow.
18. Of his own volition he brought us forth by the word of truth, for us to be first fruits of a certain kind of his creatures.
19. Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, [and] slow to wrath.
20. For the wrath of man, does not accomplish the righteousness of God.
21. Wherefore, put away all filthiness and plenitude of sin, [and] with meekness receive the inborn word of power, saving your souls.
22. And be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.
23. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror,
24. For he observes himself and departs, and immediately forgets what manner of man he was.
25. But he who stares into the perfect law of the liberty, and perseveres in it, who is not a hearer that is forgetful, but a doer of the word, he shall be blessed in that doing of his.
26. If any thinks he is religious among you, and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, such a person’s religious worship is vain [and fruitless].
27. Religious worship that is pure and unsullied before the one who alone is God and the Father is this: to cater for orphans and widows in their distress, to be spotless, guarding yourself from the world.
Started translation 11:34 am 7th May, 2017, Completed 11:58 am 8th May, 2017.