The Book of James | KJV | Audio Bible (FULL) by Alexander Scourby

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read by Alexander Scourby the general

epistle of James chapter 1 James a

servant of gardened of the Lord Jesus

Christ to the twelve tribes which are

scattered abroad greeting my brethren

count it all joy when you fall into

divers temptations knowing this that the

trying of your faith worketh patience

but let patience have her perfect work

that he may be perfect and entire

wanting nothing if any of you lack

wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to

all men liberally and upbraideth not and

it shall be given him but let him ask in

faith nothing wavering for he that

waiver us is like a wave of the sea

driven with the wind and tossed for let

not that man think that he shall receive

anything of the Lord a double minded man

is unstable in all his ways that the

brother of low degree rejoice in that he

is exalted but the rich in that he has

made low because as the flower of the

grass he shall pass away for the son is

no sooner risen with a burning heat but

at withereth the grass and the flower

thereof falleth and the grace of the

fashion of it perishes so also shall the

rich man fade away in his ways blessed

is the man that endureth temptation but

when he is tried he shall receive the

crown of life which the Lord has

promised to them that love him let no

man say when he is tempted I am tempted

of God for God cannot be tempted with

evil neither tempteth he any man but

every man is tempted when he is drawn

away of his own lust and enticed then

when lust has conceived it bringeth

forth sin and sin when it is finished

bringeth forth death do not her my

beloved brethren every good gift and

every perfect gift is from above and

cometh down from the Father of lights

with whom is no variableness neither

shadow of turning

of his own will begat he us with the

word of truth that we should be a kind

of first

of his creatures wherefore my beloved

brethren that every man be swift to hear

slow to speak slow to wrath for the

wrath of man worketh not the

righteousness of God wherefore lay apart

all filthiness and superfluity of

naughtiness and receive with meekness

the engrafted word which is able to save

your souls but be ye doers of the word

and not hearers only deceiving your own

selves for if any be a hearer of the

word and not a doer he is like unto a

man beholding his natural face in a

glass for he beholdeth himself and goeth

his way and straightway forgetteth what

manner of man he was

but whoso looketh into the perfect law

of Liberty and continueth therein he

being not a forgetful hearer but a doer

of the work this man shall be blessed in

his deed If any man among you seemed to

be religious and bright let not his

tongue but deceiveth his own heart this

man's religion his vain pure religion

and undefiled before God and the father

is this to visit the fatherless and

widows in their affliction and to keep

himself unspotted from the world

chapter 2 my brethren have not the faith

of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of

glory with respect of persons but if

there come unto your assembly a man with

a gold ring and goodly apparel and there

come in also a poor man and vile raiment

and he have respect to him that wear the

gay clothing and say unto Him sit thou

here in a good place and say to the poor

stand out there or sit here under my

footstool are ye not then partial in

yourselves and are become judges of evil

thoughts hearken my beloved brethren if

not God chosen the poor of this world

rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom

which he has promised to them that love

him but ye have despised the poor do not

rich men oppress you and draw you before

the judgment seats do not they blaspheme

that worthy name whether which he

called if he fulfilled the royal law

according to the scripture thou shalt

love thy neighbor as thyself ye do well

but if he have respect to persons he

commits sin and are convinced of the law

as transgressors but whosoever shall

keep the whole law and yet offend in one

point he is guilty of all but he that

said do not commit adultery said also do

not kill now if thou commit no adultery

yet if thou kill thou art become a

transgressor of the law so speak ye and

so do as they that shall be judged by

the law of Liberty for he shall have

judgment without mercy that had showed

no mercy and mercy rejoices against

judgment what does it profit my brethren

though a man say he hath faith and have

not works can faith save him if a

brother or sister be naked and destitute

of daily food and one of you say unto

them depart in peace and be ye warmed

and filled notwithstanding ye give them

not those things which are needful to

the body what does it profit even so

faith if it hath not works is dead being


yay a man may say thou hast faith and I

have works show me thy faith without thy

works and I will show thee my faith by

my works thou believe is that there is

one God thou doest well the devil's also

believe and tremble but wilt thou know o

vain man that faith without works is

dead was not Abraham our Father

justified by works when he had offered

Isaac his son upon the altar seest thou

how faith wrought with his works and by

works was faith made perfect and the

scripture was fulfilled which says

abraham believed God and it was imputed

unto him for righteousness

and he was called the friend of God ye

see then how that by works a man is

justified and not by faith only likewise

also was not Rahab the harlot justified

by works when she had received the

messengers and had sent them out another


for as the body without the Spirit is

dead so faith without works is dead also

chapter three my brethren be not many

masters knowing that we shall receive

the greater condemnation for in many

things we offend all if any man offend

not in word the same as a perfect man

and able also to bridle the whole body

behold we put bits in the horses mouths

that they may obey us and we turn about

their whole body behold also the ships

which though they be so great and are

driven of fierce winds yet are they

turned about with a very small helm

whithersoever the governor lists earth

even so the tongue is a little member

and boast earth great things behold how

great a matter a little fire kindless

and the tongue is a fire a world of

iniquity so is the tongue among our

members that it defile it the whole body

and set it on fire the course of nature

and it is set on fire of hell for every

kind of beasts and of birds and of

serpents and of things in the sea is

tamed and have been tamed of mankind but

the tongue can no man tame it is an

unruly evil full of deadly poison

therewith bless we God even the father

and therewith curse we men which are

made after the similitude of God out of

the same mouth proceedeth blessing and

cursing my brethren these things ought

not so to be that the fountain sent

forth at the same place sweet water and

bitter can the fig tree my brethren bear

olive berries either a vine figs so can

no fountain both yield salt water and

fresh who is a wise man and endued with

knowledge among you let him show out of

a good conversation his works with

meekness of wisdom but if he have bitter

envying and strife in your hearts glory

not and lie not against the truth this

wisdom descendeth not from above but is

earthly sensual

foolish but we're envying and strife is

there is confusion and every evil work

but the wisdom that is from above is

first pure then peaceable gentle and

easy to be entreated full of mercy and

good fruits without partiality and

without hypocrisy and the fruit of

righteousness is sown in peace of them

that make peace

chapter 4 from whence come Wars and

Fighting's among you come they not hence

even of your lusts that war in your

members ye lust and have not he kill and

desire to have and cannot obtain he

fight and war yet ye have not because he

asked not he asked and received not

because he asked amiss that he may

consume it upon your lusts ye adulterers

and adulteresses know ye not that the

friendship of the world is enmity with

God whosoever therefore will be a friend

of the world is the enemy of God do you

think that the scripture set in vain the

spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to

envy but he giveth more grace wherefore

he says God resisteth the proud but

giveth grace unto the humble submit

yourselves therefore to God resist the

devil and he will flee from you draw

nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you

cleanse your hands ye sinners and purify

your hearts he double minded be

afflicted and mourn and weep let your

laughter be turned to mourning and your

joy to heaviness humble yourselves in

the sight of the Lord and he shall lift

you up speak not evil one of another

brethren he that speaketh evil of his

brother and judgeth his brother speaketh

evil of the law and judges the law but

if thou judge the law now what not a

doer of the law but a judge there is one


who is able to save and to destroy who

art thou that judgest another go to now

either say today or tomorrow we will

go into such a city and continue there a

year and buy and sell and get yen

whereas he know not what shall be on the

morrow for what is your life it is even

a vapor that appeareth for a little time

and then vanishes away for that ye ought

to say if the Lord will we shall live

and do this or that but now he rejoice

in your boastings all such rejoicing is

evil therefore to him that knoweth to do

good and doeth it not to him it is sin

chapter five go to now ye rich men weep

and howl for your miseries that shall

come upon you your riches are corrupted

in your garments of moth-eaten your gold

and silver is cankered and the rust of

them shall be a witness against you and

shall eat your flesh as it were fire he

have heat treasure together for the last


behold the higher of the laborers who

have reaped down your fields which is of

you kept back by fraud crying and the

cries of them which have reaped are

entered into the ears of the Lord of

Sabaoth he have lived in pleasure on the

earth and been wanton he have nourished

your hearts as in a day of slaughter you

have condemned and killed the just and

he does not resist you 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

received the early and latter rain be ye

also patient stablish your hearts for

the coming of the Lord draws nigh grudge

not one against another brethren lest he

be condemned

behold the judge standeth before the

door 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 he 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 but above all things

my brethren

swear not neither by heaven neither by

the earth neither by any other oath but

let your yea be yea and your nay nay

lest he fall into condemnation is any

among you afflicted let him pray is any

merry let him sing psalms 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 confess your

faults one to another and pray one for

another that he may be healed the

effectual fervent prayer of a righteous

man availeth much elias was a man

subject to like passions as we are and

he prayed earnestly that it might not

rain and it rained not on the earth by

the space of three years and six months

and he prayed again and the heaven gave

rain and the earth brought forth her

fruit brethren if any of you do err from

the truth and one convert him let him

know that he which converteth the sinner

from the error of his way shall save a

soul from death and shall hide a

multitude of sins the end of the general

epistle of james