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and broils ? Is it not from the lusts, which war in 8y. it cometh your members ? (2) Ye covet, and possess not; 2 not into your and ye kill, and envy, and effect nothinga : and ye hand. fight and make attacks; and ye have not, because
ye ask not. (3) Ye ask, and receive not; because 3
vainly said. The spirit dwelling in us lusteth with bor, superior. Jenvy? (6) But our Lord hath given us moreb 6
grace. Therefore he said: The Lord humbleth the
But what shall we say of those, who say: To-day 13
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against you; and it will eat your flesh. Ye have
heaped up a fire to you against the latter days. 4 (4) Behold, the wages of the laborers who have
reaped your ground, which ye have wrongfully retained, crieth out; and the clamor of the reapers
hath entered the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5 (5) For ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and
revelled, and feasted your bodies as in a day of 6 slaughter. (6) Ye have condemned and slain the
just, and none resisted you. 7 But, my brethren, be ye patient until the advent
of the Lord; like the husbandman, who waiteth for the precious fruits of his ground, and is patient as
to them, until he receive the early and the latter 8 rain. (8) So also be ye patient, and fortify your
hearts; for the advent of our Lord draweth nigh. 9—(9) Be not querulousa one against another, my · Sy.
brethren, lest ye be judged: for lo, the judgment w22010 standeth before the door. (10) For patience in Gr.
your afflictions, my brethren, take to you the ex. min 5eváféré.
ample of the prophets, who spoke in the name of 11 the Lord. (11) For lo, we ascribe blessedness to
them who have borne suffering. Ye have heard of the patience of Job; and ye have seen the result which the Lord wrought for him: for the Lord is
merciful and compassionate. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear ye not;
neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your language be yes, yes, and
no, no; lest ye become obnoxious to judgment. 13 And if any of you shall be in affliction, let him
pray; or if he be joyous, let him sing psalms. 14 (14) And if one is sick, let 'him call for the eldersb » Sy. Ležen
of the church; and let them pray forc him, and anoint him with oil in the name of our Lord :
or, over him. 15 (15) and the prayer of faith will heal him who is
sick, and our Lord will raise him up; and if sins
have been committed by him, they will be forgiven 1.6 him. (16) And confess ye your faults one to another,
and pray ye one for another, that ye may be heal
ed; for great is the efficacy of the prayer which a 17 righteous man prayeth. (17) Elijah also was a
man of sensations like us, and he prayed that rain
might not descend upon the earth; and it descended 18 not, for three years and six months. (18) And
again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and
the earth gave forth its fruits.-(19) My brethren, 19
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End of the Epistle of James, the Legate.
ܬܡܟ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܦܛܪܘܣ ܫܠܝܚܐ ܫܡܥܘܢ ܟܐܦܐ ܀
PETER, a legate of Jesus the Messiah,—to the I. elect and sojourners, who are dispersed in Pontus, and in Galatia, and in Cappadocia, and in Asia, and in Bithynia, -(2) to them who have been chosen, 2 by the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus the Messiah: -May grace and peace abound towards you.
. Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the 3 a Sy. Messiah, who in his great mercy hath begottena us
Antol anew, by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus the
Messiah, to the hope of life, (4) and to an inherit- 4
kept, by the power of God and by faith, for the Gr. salvation lifeb that is prepared and will be revealed in the
last times; (6) wherein ye will rejoice for ever, noto 6
may receive the recompense of your faith, the • Gr. salvation. lifec of your souls; (10) that life (namely), about 10 which the prophets inquired, when they were
prophesying of the grace which was to be given 11 to you. (11) And they searched for the time,
which the Spirit of the Messiah dwelling in them did show and testify, when the sufferings of the
Messiah were to occur, and his subsequent glory. 12 (12) And it was revealed to them, [in regard to] all they were searching, that, d not for themselves a
or, because. were they inquiring, but for us they were prophesying of those things, which are now manifested to you by means of the things we have announced to you, by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; which
things the angels also desire to look into. 13
Wherefore, gird up the loins of your minds, and be awake perfectly, and wait for the joy, which will
come to you at the revelation of our Lord Jesus the 14 Messiah, (14) as obedient children: and be ye not
conversant again with those former lusts, with 15 which ye lusted when without knowledge. (15) But
be ye holy in all your conduct, as he is holy who 16 hath called you. (16) Because it is written: Be 17 ye holy, even as I am holy. (17) And if so be ye
call on the Father, -with whom is no respect of persons, and who judgeth every one according to his
deeds,--pass the time of your sojournment with 18 fear; (18) since ye know, that neither with perish
able silver, nor with gold, ye were redeemed from
your vain doings, which ye had by tradition from 19 your fathers; (19) but with the precious blood of
that Lamb in which is no spot nor blemish, namely, 20 the Messiah: (20) who was predestined to this, be
fore the foundation of the world; and was mani
fested at the termination of the times, for your 21 sakes ; (21) who, by means of him, have believed
in God, who raised him from the dead and confer
red glory on him; that your faith and hope might 22 be in God, (22) while your minds became sancti
fied, by obedience to the truth ; and ye be full of
love, without respect of persons, so that ye love one 23 another out of a pure and perfect heart; (23) like
persons born again,e not of seed that perisheth, but • Sy.
of that which doth not perish, by the living word ej? 24 of God, who abideth for ever. (24) Because all
flesh is as grass, and all its beauty like the flower
of the field. The grass drieth up, and the flower 25 withereth away ; (25) but the word of our God
abideth for ever: and this is the word that is an.
, for . the offering of spiritual sacrifices, a acceptable before Llnoj God, through Jesus the Messiah. (6) For it is said 6
in the scripture, Behold, in Zion I lay a chosen
they stumble at it, because they believe not the Sam word: whereto they were appointed.b (9) But ye
are an elect race, officiating as priests of the king.
My beloved, I entreat you as strangers and pil- 11