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James Outline
James 1:19 James 1:27

C. Living a God-fearing Life
by the Implanted Word according to
the Perfect Law of Freedom
1:19-27

19 1You know this, my beloved brothers; but let every man be quick to hear, 2slow to aspeak, slow to bwrath;

20 For the 1wrath of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.

21 Therefore aputting away all bfilthiness and the abundance of malice, receive in cmeekness the 1implanted dword, which is able to 2save your souls.

22 And become adoers of the word and not bhearers only, who cdelude themselves.

23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a adoer, this one is like a man considering in a bmirror the face he was born with;

24 For he considers himself and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he is.

25 But he who 1looks into the 2perfect law, the alaw of bfreedom, and continues in it, becoming not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be cblessed in his doing.

26 If anyone thinks himself to be 1religious and yet does 2not bridle his atongue but bdeceives his heart, this one's 1religion is vain.

27 This is pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father: to visit 1aorphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself 2unspotted from the 3world.