1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to
dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And,
behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended
from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon
it. 3 His countenance was like
lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was
crucified. 6 He is not here:
for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord
lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his
disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you
into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told
you. 8 And they departed quickly from
the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples
word. 9 And as they went to tell his
disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came
and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then
said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go
into Galilee, and there shall they see me. 11 Now when they were going, behold, some of
the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things
that were done. 12 And when they were
assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto
the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples
came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will
persuade him, and secure you. 15 So
they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is
commonly reported among the Jews until this day. 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into
Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him:
but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came
and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.
VS 1 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the
Sepulchare in the end of the Sabbath as it began to dawn.
VS 2. Behold there was a great earthquake for the angel of
the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it.
VS4 For fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead
Vs 5. Angel answered and said unto the Woman. Fear not ye
for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Vs 7. Go quickly and tell his disciples that He is risen
from the dead.
Vs 8 And they departed quickly from the Sepulchre
Vs 9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus
met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet and
Vs 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee into
a mountain where Jesus Christ had appointed them.
Vs17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him but some
Vs18. Jesus Said : All power is given unto me in heaven and
Vs 19 Go and teach all Nations baptizing them in the name of
the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost.
Vs20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world Amen.
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so
great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners
against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto
you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor
faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth
every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with
sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are
partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which
corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their
own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous,
but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is
lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no
man shall see the Lord:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau,
who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have
inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance,
though he sought it carefully with tears.
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched,
and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which
voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And
if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through
with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I
exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of
just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the
blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they
escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape,
if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath
promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of
those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things
which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved,
let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly
29 For our God is a consuming fire.
King James Version (KJV)
Vs 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about
with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay asideevery
weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race that is set before us
Vs 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our
faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Vs 3 For consider Him that endured such contradiction of
sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Vs 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against
Vs 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh
unto you as unto Children, My son despise not thou the chastening of the Lord,
nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
Vs 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth
every son whom he receiveth.
Vs 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with
sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Vs 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which
corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live?
Vs 10 Forthey verily
for a few days Chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit,
that we might be partakers of His Holiness.
Vs 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be
joyous, but grievous, nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are exercisted thereby.
Vs 12 Wherefore Lift up the hands which hang down, and the
Vs 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which
is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.
Vs 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without
which no man shall see the Lord.
Vs 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the of God;
Lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you and thereby many be
Vs 22 But ye are come unto mount
sion, and unto the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels.
Vs 23 To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of
all, and to the spirit of just men made perfect.
Vs 24 And to Jesus the mediator of
the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things
than that of Abel.
Vs 25 Seeing that ye refuse not
Him that speaketh; For if they escaped not who refused him that speak on
earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that seaketh
Vs 26 Whose voice then shook the
earth: but now he hath promised, saying, yet once more I shake not the earth
only, but also heaven.
Vs 27 And this word, Yet once
more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things
that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Vs 28 Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved , let us have grace, whereby we may serve God
acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to
the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be
perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that
wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing
of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the
flower of the grass he shall pass away.
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.
12 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.
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:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his
own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and
sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
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.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that
we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to
hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to
save your souls.
22 But 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 unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and
straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
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.
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.
27 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.
JAMES CHAPTER 1
VS 1 JAMES SEES AND CALLS HIMSELF A SERVANT OF GOD AND OF
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND SEND GREETING. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY.
CHRISTIANS ARE HUMBLE.
VS 2 HE CALLS THEM BRETHREN. THIS IS A SHOW OF RESPECT AND
AFFECTION. HE THEN ADDRESSES THE ISSUE OF TEMTATIONS. TEMPTATIONS ARE FACTS OF
LIFE. YOUR RESPONSE TO THEM DEPENDS ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IN CHRIST BY
FAITH WHO GIVES YOU KNOWLEDGE AND POWER TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION.
HE SHOWS THAT ALTHOUGH TEMPTATION IS NOT PLEASANT, WE CAN
REJOICE IN TRIBULATION WHEN WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL THINGS WORK
TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD. THE STATEMENT “COUNT IT ALL JOY”
MEANS THAT THE ATTITUDE OF THE CHRISTIAN WHEN FACED WITH TEMPTATION IS TO
REJOICE. THIS IS THE JOY OF AN ANTICIPATED VICTORY IN CHRIST JESUS. THIS IS
EXERCISING YOUR FAITH. WHEN YOU FOCUS IN THE FACT THAT YOU ARE BEING TEMPTED
BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. THAT MEANS THAT YOUR CHRISTIANITY
IS SINCERE AND THE GOD OF TRUTH WILL STAND BY YOU AND STRENGTHEN YOU THAT YOU
MAY BE A PILLAR AND ABLE TO STAND AND STRENGTHEN OTHERS IN THE DAY OF
TRIBULATION. REMEMBER THE WAY TO STAND
IS TO HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE GOD AND TO BELIEVE IN THE FINISHED WORK OF
SALVATION IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.
VS 3 THE PURPOSE OF THE TRYING OF THE FAITH OF A CHRISTIAN
IS THAT IT WORKETH PATIENCE. THIS SHOULD GLADEN OUR HEART. WHEN YOU SET YOUR
EYES ON THE GOAL SET BEFORE YOU IT IS EASIER TO CARRY OUT THE TASK AT HAND WITH
VS 4 LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, THAT YE MAY BE
PERFECT AND ENTIRE, WANTING NOTHING. THESE TEMPTATIONS AND TRIALS ARE USED TO
MAKE YOU BETTER. FIRST YOU LEARN PATIENCE. IN PATIENCE, YOU PATIENTLY ALLOW GOD
TO MAKE YOU PERFECT.WHAT DO YOU THINK
WILL HAPPEN TO A PATIENT UNDERGOING SURGERY WHO DECIEDES TO WALK AWAY FROM THE
OPERATING ROOM SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OPERATION WAS TAKING TOO LONG. PATIENCE IS A
VIRTUE . YOU LEARN PATIENCE BY BEING PATIENT.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE STANDARD. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A LIFE
OF TRUST AND OBEDIENCE. YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST GOD AND OBEY HIM. YOU HAVE TO
BELIEVE THAT GOD NEVER FAILS AND HE WILL SURELY DELIVER ALL THOSE WHO TRUST IN
VS 5 WISDOM IS IMPORTANT . IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET
HIM ASK GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY, AND UPBRAIDETH NOT; AND IT SHALL
BE GIVEN HIM.
GOD GIVES WISDOM. LET US LEARN TO ASK GOD FOR WISDOM.
VS 6 LET US ASK IN FAITH. WHEN YOU ASK IN FAITH, YOU HAVE NO
DOUBT. YOU simply patiently wait for the promise. SINCE WE KNOW THAT GOD WILL NEVER FAIL; WE
SHOULD NEVER WAVER. WHEN YOU ARE STEADFAST IN YOUR FAITH IN OUR LORD JESUS
CHRIST, YOU WILL INHERIT THE PROMIS THROUGH FAITH.
VS 7, 8 A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS.
VS 9 LET THE BROTHER OF LOW DEGREE REJOICE IN THAT HE IS
VS 10 BUT THE RICH, IN THAT HE IS MADE LOW
THIS MEANS THAT GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET TO HEAVEN. IF
YOU NEED TO BE HUMBLE, HE WILL MAKE YOU HUMBLE, IF YOU NEED STRENGTH AND
CAURAGE HE WILL STENGTHEN YOU AND SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS
REACHES IN GLORY.
VS 12 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.
THIS IS IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN OUR LORD JESUS
CHRIST, YOU WILL OVERCOME AND ENDURE WHEN YOU ARE TRIE. THIS IS BECAUSE HE WILL
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE PERFECT.
VS 13 GOD GOD CAN NOT BE TEMPTED WITH EVIL, NEITHER TEMPTETH
HE ANY MAN.
VS 14 DESIRES AND LUSTS ARE AVENUES FOR TEMPTATION. PUT YOUR
DESIRES AND WANTS IN CHECK. HOW DO YOU DO THAT. HAND OVER THE KEY TO JESUS
CHRIST. THAT IS THE DIFFICULT PART. HAND OVER CONTROL TO JESUS CHRIST. ONCE YOU
TAKE THAT DECISION AND TAKE THAT BOLD STEP OF FAITH, HE TAKES OVER . HE NOW
DIRECTS YOU GIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIVES. YOUR DUTY IS JUST TO TRUST AND
OBEY AND ALL WILL BE WELL. WE ARE MADE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PRICE FOR HARD
WORK IS MORE WORK. WELL THINK ABOUT THIS. JESUS CHRIST SAID, COME UNTO ME ALL
YE WHO ARE BURDEN AND ARE HEAVY LAIDEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. CAST YOUR
CARES ONJESUS CHRIST FOR HE CARES. CAST ALL YOUR CARES ON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
FOR HE CARES FOR YOU.
ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER. BE CAREFUL WHENEVER YOU WANT
SOMETHIG. ASK SOME SIMPLE QUESTIONS LIKE, CAN I DO WITHOUT THIS? IS THERE AN
ALTERNATIVE? WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT GET IT? DO I REALLY NEED IT? IS IT THE
WILL OF GOD FOR ME AT THIS TIME? THESE QUESTIONS WILL HELP YOU TO PUT YOUR
DESIRES IN CHECK AND TEACH YOU CONTENTMENT. GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT
GAIN. WE CAME TO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING AND WILL LEAVE WITH NOTHING. OUR SOUL
IS VERY PRECIOUS LET US TAKE CARE OF IT BY ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST TODAY FOR OUR
VS 15 SIN LEADS TO DEATH.
VS 16 DO NOT ERR MY BELOVED BRETHREN
VS 17 EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE
AND COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHT WITH WHOM IS NO VARIABLENESS, NEITHER
SHADOW OF TURNING.
Vs 18 OF HIS OWN WILL BEGAT HE US WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH,
THAT WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRSTFRUITS OF HIS CREATURES.
NOTICE HERE THAT IT IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WE SHOULD BE HIS
CHILDREN AND A KIND OF FIRSTFRUIT OF HIS CREATURES. THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE.
WITH HIS WORD HE BEGAT US OF HIS OWN WILL. REMEMBER THAT IN THE BEGINNING WAS
THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD AND THE WORD WAS MADE
FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US . AGAIN AS MANY AS BELIEVE IN HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ,
HE GIVES POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD.
VS 19 WHEREFORE, MY BELOVED BRETHEREN, LET EVERY MAN BE
SWIFT TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK, AND SLOW TO WRATH.
VS 20 FOR THE WRATH OF MAN WORKETH NOT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
VS 21 WHEREFORE LAY APART ALL FILTHINESS AND SUPERFLUITY OF
NAUGHTINESS, AND RECEIVE WITH MEEKNESS THE ENGRAFTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO
SAVE YOUR SOULS.
THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.
AS A CHILD OF GOD, LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW. THINK BEFORE YOU
SPEAK. SPEAK MORE TO GOD THAN TO MAN. REMEMBER THAT THE HEART OF THE KING IS IN
THE HAND OF GOD. SPEND MORE TIME WITH GOD. LEARN TO FORM THE HABIT OF SAYING TO
GOD FIRST ANY THING YOU WANT TO SAY TO MAN. BY SO DOING, YOU WILL MAKE FEWER
MISTAKES IF ANY IN WORD THOUGHT AND DEED. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD ALMIGHTY WILL
CORRECT EVERY WORD YOU SAY AND GIVE YOU A GOOD REPLY. AS AN OBEDIENT CHILD WHEN
YOU TAKE HEED, YOUR LIFE WILL REFLECT THIS CLOSER WALK WITH GOD. TRY IT TODAY
AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU.
LEARN TO LISTEN, ESPECIALLY TO GOD WHEN HE SPEAKS SO THAT
YOU WILL GET USED TO HIM AND DIFFERENCIATE HIS WORDS FROM OTHERS. READ THE
BIBLE AND PRAY ALWAYS.
DO NOT GET ANGRY. WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY, IT IS EASY TO LOOSE
CONTROL. IT IS EASY TO FORGET THE GAME PLAN. IT IS ESAY TO OFFEND GOD. JUST
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE AN AMBERSSADOR OF JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH JUST REPORT THE
MATTER TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND LET HIM TAKE CARE OF IT WHILE YOU WAIT FOR
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.AS A CHRISTIAN GOD
GIVES YOU SELFCONTROL AND DISCIPLINE.
WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY, YOU CAN NOT PLEASE GOD. WHEN YOU ARE
ANGRY, YOU CAN NOT DO GOOD THINGS. WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY YOU CAN NOT BE FOCUSED.
BE SOBER AND VIGILANT.
TAKE AWAY ALL FILTHINESS AND SUPERFLUITY OF NAUGHTINESS;
WHEN YOU TAKE THESE AWAY, YOU RECEIVE WITH MEEKNESS THE
ENGRAFTED WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOUL.
YOUR SOUL IS VERY PRECIOUS. TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT. YOU NEED
THE WORD OF GOD FOR THIS PURPOSE.
VS22 BUT BE YE DOERS
OF THE WORD, AND NOT HEAERS ONLY, DECEIVING YOUR OWN SELVES.
WHEN WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE OBEY
GOD AND DO THE WORD OF GOD.
DO NOT DECIEVE YOURSELD. GOD IS A GOOD GOD AND GOD IS JUST
VS 25 WHEN YOU DO THE WORK OF GOD, YOU SHALL BE BLESSED IN
VS 26 CHRISTIANS SHOULD CONTROL THEIR TONGUE.
VS 27 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.