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To the twelve tribes of Israel, scattered abroad   Count it all joy   Faith, Patience, and Wisdom   Lack wisdom? Ask God   Ask in faith, without hesitation   A double minded man   The low exalted and the very rich brought low   As a flower fades away, so do the rich   Blessed is the man that endureth temptation   God doesn't tempt any man   Every good and perfect gift is from above   The Father of lights   Be swift to hear and slow to speak   Be doers of the word   A vain, (or profitless), religion   Pure religion is   Respect of persons   Poor in the world, yet rich in faith   Love thy neighbour as thyself   To show partiality is to commit sin   Judgment without mercy   Faith and works   Faith without works is dead   Again, faith without works is dead   Once again, faith without works is dead   Teachers of Gods Word shall receive greater condemnation   The Tongue   The tongue is a fire, set on fire of hell   The tongue can no man tame and full of deadly poison   With the tongue, we bless God and curse men   The tongue does what nature doesn't   Earthly and Heavenly wisdom compared   We ask, and receive not, because we ask amiss, (or badly)   A friend of the world, is an enemy to God   God resist the proud and gives grace to the humble   Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you   Life is as a vapor   If the Lord will   Bragging is evil   To know to do good, and do it not, is a sin   Miseries of the rich   Heaping up riches for the last days   Wages kept back by fraud   Luxury at the poor's expense   Patience   The coming of the Lord is near   Remember the old prophets, their afflictions, and their patience   Swearing   For the afflicted and the sick   When to anoint with oil   The prayer of faith   The prayer of a righteous man availeth much   To help one return to God, is to save a soul from death and hide a multitude of sins

To the twelve tribes of Israel, scattered abroad

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Mat 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Mat 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

Lev 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Deu 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

Deu 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

Deu 32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

1 Ki 14:15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.

1 Ki 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

Ezek 12:15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.

Ezek 22:15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

Count it all joy

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations[1];

1 "TEMPTATIONS": 3986. peirasmos, pi-ras-mos'; from G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by impl. adversity:--temptation, X try.

Faith, Patience, and Wisdom

James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Lack wisdom? Ask God

James 1:5 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.

Ask in faith, without hesitation

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering[1]. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

1 "WAVERING": 1252. diakrino, dee-ak-ree'-no; from G1223 and G2919; to separate thoroughly, i.e. (lit. and reflex.) to withdraw from, or (by impl.) oppose; fig. to dscriminate (by impl. decide), or (reflex.) hesitate:--contend, make (to) differ (-ence), discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, waver.

James 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

A double minded man

James 1:8 A double[1] minded man is unstable in all his ways.

1 "DOUBLE": 1374. dipsuchos, dip'-soo-khos; from G1364 and G5590; two-spirited, i.e. vacillating (in opinion or purpose):--double minded. .... Webster's for vacillate: To sway or waver. to weaver in mind. Inability to take a stand.

The low exalted and the very rich brought low

James 1:9 Let the brother of low[1] degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

1 "LOW": 5011. tapeinos, tap-i-nos'; of uncert. der.; depressed, i.e. (fig.) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition):--base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.

As a flower fades away, so do the rich

James 1:10 But the rich[1], in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1 "RICH": 4145. plousios, ploo'-see-os; from G4149; wealthy; fig. abounding with:--rich.

James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Isa 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

Isa 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation

James 1:12 Blessed[1] is the man that endureth[2] temptation[3]: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1 "BLESSED": 3107. makarios, mak-ar'-ee-os; a prol. form of the poetical makar (mean. the same); supremely blest; by extens. fortunate, well off:--blessed, happy (X -ier).

2 "ENDURETH": 5278. hupomeno, hoop-om-en'-o; from G5259 and G3306; to stay under (behind), i.e. remain; fig. to undergo, i.e. bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere:--abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.

3 "TEMPTATION": 3986. peirasmos, pi-ras-mos'; from G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by impl. adversity:--temptation, X try.

Jesus talking:
Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

God doesn't tempt any man

James 1:13 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:

James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

James 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Every good and perfect gift is from above
The Father of lights

James 1:17 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.

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Be swift to hear and slow to speak

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath[1]:

1 "WRATH": 3709. orge, or-gay'; from G3713; prop. desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), i.e. (by anal.) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by impl. punishment:--anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.

Prov 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted[1] word, which is able to save your souls.

1 "ENGRAFTED": 1721. emphutos, em'-foo-tos; from G1722 and a der. of G5453; implanted (fig.):--engrafted.

Be doers of the word

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

James 1:23 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:

James 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

James 1:25 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.

A vain, (or profitless), religion

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain[1].

1 "VAIN": 3152. mataios, mat'-ah-yos; from the base of G3155; empty, i.e. (lit.) profitless, or (spec.) an idol:--vain, vanity.

Pure religion is

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction[1], and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 "AFFLICTION": 2347. thlipsis, thlip'-sis; from G2346; pressure (lit. or fig.):--afflicted, (-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.

Deu 10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Respect of persons

James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

James 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

James 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Lev 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

James 2:4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Poor in the world, yet rich in faith

James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

James 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Love thy neighbour as thyself

James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

To show partiality is to commit sin

James 2:9 But if ye have respect[1] to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

1 "RESPECT": 4380. prosopolepteo, pros-o-pol-ape-teh'-o; from G4381; to favor an individual, i.e. show partiality:--have respect to persons.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Mat 5:19 (Jesus talking at the sermon on the Mount). Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

James 2:11 For 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.

James 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

Judgment without mercy

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Faith and works

James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

James 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

James 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

Faith without works is dead

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

James 2:18 Yea, 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.

The devils believes, yet trembles with fear

James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils[1] also believe, and tremble[2].

1 "DEVILS": 1140. daimonion, dahee-mon'-ee-on; neut. of a der. of G1142; a daemonic being; by extens. a deity:--devil, god.

2 "TREMBLE": 5425. phrisso, fris'-so; appar. a prim. verb; to "bristle" or chill, i.e. shudder (fear):--tremble.

Again, faith without works is dead

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

2 Chr 20:7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified[1], and not by faith only.

1 "JUSTIFIED": 1344. dikaioo, dik-ah-yo'-o; from G1342; to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent:--free, justify (-ier), be righteous.

James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

Once again, faith without works is dead

James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Teachers of God's Word shall receive greater condemnation

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters[1], knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

1 "MASTERS": 1320. didaskalos, did-as'-kal-os; from G1321; an instructor (gen. or spec.):--doctor, master, teacher.

The Tongue

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

James 3:3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

James 3:4 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 listeth.

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

Prov 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Prov 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

The tongue is a fire, set on fire of hell

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

James 3:7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind

The tongue can no man tame
and full of deadly poison

James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

With the tongue, we bless God and curse men

James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

The tongue does what nature doesn't

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

The next two verses describes how the tongue should be.

James 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Earthly and Heavenly wisdom compared

James 3:13 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.

James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion[1] and every evil work.

1 "CONFUSION": 181. akatastasia, ak-at-as-tah-see'-ah; from G182; instability, i.e. disorder:--commotion, confusion, tumult.

James 3:17 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.

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

We ask, and receive not, because we ask amiss, (or badly)

James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss[1], that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

1 "AMISS": 2560. kakos, kak-oce'; adv. from G2556; badly (phys. or mor.):--amiss, diseased, evil, grievously, miserably, sick, sore.

A friend of the world, is an enemy to God

James 4:4 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.

James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

God resist the proud and gives grace to the humble

James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Prov 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

James 4:9 Be afflicted[1], and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

1 "AFFLICTED": 5003. talaiporeo, tal-ahee-po-reh'-o, from G5005; to be wretched, i.e. realize one's own misery:--be afflicted.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

James 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

Life is as a vapor

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

If the Lord will

James 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Bragging is evil

James 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings[1]: all such rejoicing is evil.

1 "BOASTINGS": 212. alazoneia, al-ad-zon-i'-a; from G213; braggadocio, i.e. (by impl.) self-confidence:--boasting, pride.

213. alazon, al-ad-zone'; from ale (vagrancy); braggart:--boaster.

To know to do good, and do it not, is a sin

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Lev 5:3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

Miseries of the rich

James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

Heaping up riches for the last days

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust[1] of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

1 "RUST": 2447. ios, ee-os'; perh. from eimi (to go) or hiemi (to send); rust (as if emitted by metals); also venom (as emitted by serpents):--poison, rust.

Rust? Who is that Ole serpent? Satan.

Wages kept back by fraud

James 5:4 Behold, the hire[1] of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries[2] of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth[3].

1 "HIRE": 3408. misthos, mis-thos'; appar. a prim. word; pay for service (lit. or fig.), good or bad:--hire, reward, wages.

2 "CRIES": 995. boe, bo-ay'; from G994; a halloo, i.e. call (for aid, etc.):--cry.

3 "SABAOTH": 4519. sabaoth, sab-ah-owth'; of Heb. or. [H6635 in fem. plur.]; armies; sabaoth (i.e. tsebaoth), a military epithet of God:--sabaoth.

6635. tsaba', tsaw-baw'; or (fem.) tseba'ah, tseb-aw-aw'; from H6633; a mass of persons (or fig. things), espec. reg. organized for war (an army); by impl. a campaign, lit. or fig. (spec. hardship, worship):--appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war (-fare).

6633. tsaba', tsaw-baw'; a prim. root; to mass (an army or servants):--assemble, fight, perform, muster, wait upon, war.

The word sabaoth here is the same as the word host in Genesis 2:1.

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host[1] of them.

1 "HOST": 6635. tsaba', tsaw-baw'; or (fem.) tseba'ah, tseb-aw-aw'; from H6633; a mass of persons (or fig. things), espec. reg. organized for war (an army); by impl. a campaign, lit. or fig. (spec. hardship, worship):--appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war (-fare).

6633. tsaba', tsaw-baw'; a prim. root; to mass (an army or servants):--assemble, fight, perform, muster, wait upon, war.

Luxury at the poor's expense

James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure[1] on the earth, and been wanton[2]; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

1 "PLEASURE": 5171. truphao, troo-fah'-o; from G5172; to indulge in luxury:--live in pleasure.

2 "WANTON": 4684. spatalao, spat-al-ah'-o; from spatale (luxury); to be voluptuous:--live in pleasure, be wanton.

James 5:6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.


James 5:7 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.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

The coming of the Lord is near

James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Remember the old prophets, their
afflictions, and their patience

James 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction[1], and of patience[2].

1 "AFFLICTION": 2552. kakopatheia, kak-op-ath'-i-ah; from a comp. of G2556 and G3806; hardship:--suffering affliction.

2 "PATIENCE": 3115. makrothumia, mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah; from the same as G3116; longanimity, i.e. (obj.) forbearance or (subj.) fortitude:--longsuffering, patience.

3116. makrothumos, mak-roth-oo-moce'; adv. of a comp. of G3117 and G2372; with long (enduring) temper, i.e. leniently:--patiently.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure[1]. 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.

1 "ENDURE": 5278. hupomeno, hoop-om-en'-o; from G5259 and G3306; to stay under (behind), i.e. remain; fig. to undergo, i.e. bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere:--abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.

We must, with patience, endure the affliction, (hardships).

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.


James 5:12 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 ye fall into condemnation.

For the afflicted and the sick

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted[1]? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

1 "AFFLICTED": 2553. kakopatheo, kak-op-ath-eh'-o; from the same as G2552; to undergo hardship:--be afflicted, endure afflictions (hardness), suffer trouble.

When to anoint with oil

James 5:14 Is any sick[1] 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:

1 "SICK": 770. astheneo, as-then-eh'-o; from G772; to be feeble (in any sense):--be diseased, impotent folk (man), (be) sick, (be, be made) weak.

The prayer of faith

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick[1], and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

1 "SICK": 2577. kamno, kam'-no; appar. a prim. verb; prop. to toil, i.e. (by impl.) to tire (fig. faint, sicken):--faint, sicken, be wearied.

Note the two different kinds of sickness. The type in this verse in my opinion is weary from working, exhausted in strength, and endurance. Where in verse 14 it's a disease type sickness.

The prayer of a righteous man availeth much

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual[1] fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

1 "EFFECTUAL": 1754. energeo, en-erg-eh'-o; from G1756; to be active, efficient:--do, (be) effectual (fervent), be mighty in, shew forth self, work (effectually in).

James 5:17 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.

1 Ki 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

James 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

1 Ki 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

To help one return to God, is to
save a soul from death and hide a multitude of sins

James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

James 5:20 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.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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