James 4
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A Warning against Pride

1From whence commeth warre and fighttynge amonge you: come they not here hence? even of youre volupteousnes that rayne in youre members. 2Ye lust and have not. Ye envie and have indignacion and cannot obtayne. Ye fight and warre and have not because ye axe not. 3Ye axe and receave not because ye axe a mysse: even to consume it apon youre volupteousnes. 4Ye advouterars and wemen that breke matrimonie: knowe ye not how yt the freshippe of ye worlde is ennimite to god warde? Whosoever wilbe a frende of the worlde is made the enemie of god. 5Ether do ye thinke that the scripture sayth in vayne The sprite that dwelleth in you lusteth eve contrary to envie: 6but geveth more grace.

Drawing Near to God

7Submit youre selves to god and resist the devyll and he will flye from you. 8Drawe nye to god and he will drawe nye to you. Clense youre hondes ye synners and pourdge youre hertes ye waverynge mynded. 9Suffre affliccios: sorowe ye and wepe. Let youre laughter be turned to mornynge and youre ioye to hevynes. 10Cast doune youre selves before the lorde and he shall lift you vp.

11Backbyte not one another brethren. He that backbyteh hys brother and he that iudgeth his brother backbyteth the lawe and iudgeth the lawe. But and yf thou iudge the lawe thou art not an observer of ye lawe: but a iudge. 12Ther is one lawe gever which is able to save and to distroye. What art thou that iudgest another man?

Do Not Boast about Tomorrow
(Proverbs 27:1)

13Go to now ye that saye: to daye and to morow let vs go into soche a citie and continue there a yeare and bye a nd sell and wynne: 14and yet can not tell what shall happen to morowe. For what thynge is youre lyfe? It is even a vapoure that apereth for a lytell tyme and the vanyssheth awaye: 15For that ye ought to saye: yf the lorde will and yf we live let vs do this or that. 16But nowe ye reioyce in youre bostinges. All soche reioysynge is evyll. 17Therfore to him that knoweth how to do good and doth it not to him it is synne.

Tyndale Bible of 1526

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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