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James: AUTHOR: James - A.D. 45 - NEW TESTAMENT - General Epistles

kjv@James:1 JAMES - The author of this letter introduces himself as "James, a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ". Four men in the New Testament bore this name but the writer of this Epistle is usually identified with James who was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. The letter is addressed to the "the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad", and is the most Jewish in style and form of any of the New Testament books. It is not a treatise on Christian theology but rather a practical letter dealing with Christian ethics. James insists that works, not words, are the mark of a disciple.

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James @ (1.) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman, in partnership with Peter kjv@Matthew:20:20 kjv@Matthew:27:56). With John and Peter he was present at the transfiguration kjv@Matthew:17:1; kjv@Mark:9:2), at the raising of Jairus's daughter kjv@Mark:5:37-43), and in the garden with our Lord (14:33). Because, probably, of their boldness and energy, he and John were called Boanerges, i.e., "sons of thunder." He was the first martyr among the apostles, having been beheaded by King Herod Agrippa kjv@Acts:12:1-2), A.D. 44. (Comp. kjv@Matthew:4:21 kjv@Matthew:20:20-23). (2.) The son of Alphaeus, or Cleopas, "the brother" or near kinsman or cousin of our Lord kjv@Galatians:1:18-19), called James "the Less," or "the Little," probably because he was of low stature. He is mentioned along with the other apostles kjv@Matthew:10:3; kjv@Mark:3:18; kjv@Luke:6:15). He had a separate interview with our Lord after his resurrection ( kjv@1Corinthians:15:7), and is mentioned as one of the apostles of the circumcision kjv@Acts:1:13). He appears to have occupied the position of head of the Church at Jerusalem, where he presided at the council held to consider the case of the Gentiles kjv@Acts:12:17 kjv@Acts:15:13-29: 21:18-24). This James was the author of the epistle which bears his name.

James, Epistle of @ (1.) Author of, was James the Less, the Lord's brother, one of the twelve apostles. He was one of the three pillars of the Church kjv@Galatians:2:9). (2.) It was addressed to the Jews of the dispersion, "the twelve tribes scattered abroad." (3.) The place and time of the writing of the epistle were Jerusalem, where James was residing, and, from internal evidence, the period between Paul's two imprisonments at Rome, probably about A.D. 62. (4.) The object of the writer was to enforce the practical duties of the Christian life. "The Jewish vices against which he warns them are, formalism, which made the service of God consist in washings and outward ceremonies, whereas he reminds them (1:27) that it consists rather in active love and purity; fanaticism, which, under the cloak of religious zeal, was tearing Jerusalem in pieces (1:20); fatalism, which threw its sins on God (1:13); meanness, which crouched before the rich (2:2); falsehood, which had made words and oaths play-things (3:2-12); partisanship (3:14); evil speaking (4:11); boasting (4:16); oppression (5:4). The great lesson which he teaches them as Christians is patience, patience in trial (1:2), patience in good works (1:22-25), patience under provocation (3:17), patience under oppression (5:7), patience under persecution (5:10); and the ground of their patience is that the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, which is to right all wrong (5:8)." "Justification by works," which James contends for, is justification before man, the justification of our profession of faith by a consistent life. Paul contends for the doctrine of "justification by faith;" but that is justification before God, a being regarded and accepted as just by virtue of the righteousness of Christ, which is received by faith.

kjv@Mark:10:35-45 @ The Request of James and John
kjv@James:1:1 @ Introduction
kjv@James:1:2-18 @ Trials and Temptations
kjv@James:1:19-27 @ Listening and Doing
kjv@James:2:1-13 @ Favoritism Forbidden
kjv@James:2:14-26 @ Faith and Deeds
kjv@James:3:1-12 @ Taming the Tongue
kjv@James:3:13-18 @ Two Kinds of Wisdom
kjv@James:4:1-12 @ Submit Yourselves to God
kjv@James:4:13-17 @ Boasting About Tomorrow
kjv@James:5:1-6 @ Warning to Rich Oppressors
kjv@James:5:7-12 @ Patience in Suffering
kjv@James:5:13-20 @ The Prayer of Faith

kjv@James Chapters=5 Verses=145 Words=3203 Chars=17337; 25 MAN 17 GOD 16 FAITH 15 LORD 13 WORKS 10 LAW 8 EVIL 7 WILL 5 WORLD 5 WORD 5 TONGUE 5 PATIENCE 5 MERCY 5 GOOD 5 FIRE 5 EARTH 5 BODY 4 WISDOM 4 SIN 4 POOR
kjv@James:1 Verses=27 Words=544 Chars=2938; 13 MAN 6 GOD 4 WORD 3 LORD 2 WRATH 2 WORK 2 SIN 2 RELIGION 2 PATIENCE 2 LUST 2 GRASS 2 FATHER 2 FAITH 2 DOER 1 WORLD 1 WISDOM 1 WIND 1 WILL 1 WAY 1 TRUTH
kjv@James:2 Verses=26 Words=528 Chars=2813; 13 FAITH 12 WORKS 6 MAN 5 LAW 4 POOR 4 GOD 4 DEAD 3 RESPECT 3 MERCY 3 JUDGMENT 2 LOVE 2 LORD 2 BODY 2 ADULTERY 2 ABRAHAM 1 WORLD 1 WILL 1 WAY 1 SPIRIT 1 SON
kjv@James:3 Verses=18 Words=378 Chars=2069; 4 TONGUE 4 MAN 4 FIRE 3 WISDOM 3 GREAT 3 BODY 2 WATER 2 STRIFE 2 PEACE 2 GOOD 2 GOD 2 FOUNTAIN 2 EVIL 2 BITTER 1 WORLD 1 WORKS 1 WORK 1 WORD 1 WISE 1 VINE
kjv@James:4 Verses=17 Words=369 Chars=1929; 5 WILL 5 GOD 4 LAW 4 EVIL 2 WORLD 2 WAR 2 LORD 2 JUDGE 2 GRACE 2 BROTHER 2 ART 1 YEAR 1 TIME 1 SPIRIT 1 SIN 1 PROUD 1 MOURNING 1 LUST 1 LIFE 1 LAUGHTER

kjv@James:1:26 speaking word
kjv@James:1:27 widows
kjv@James:5:14-15a faith
kjv@James:2:1 jesus christ divinity of
kjv@James:1:27 responsiblity
kjv@James:2:15-17 responsiblity
kjv@James:5:16 confession of sin
kjv@James:1:19-20 angry
kjv@James:3:16-18 disturbed
kjv@James:5:16 fellowship more scriptures
kjv@James:4:8 companion
kjv@James:1:3-4 patience
kjv@James:5:7-8 patience
kjv@James:1:18 regeneration
kjv@James:5:19-20 regeneration
kjv@James:1:5 will of god
kjv@James:4:7 satan
kjv@James:2:20-23 justification
kjv@James:2:26 justification
kjv@James:1:4 perseverance
kjv@James:1:12 perseverance
kjv@James:1:25 perseverance
kjv@James:5:10-11 perseverance
kjv@James:5:4 dishonesty cheating general scriptures
kjv@James:2:13 mercy of god
kjv@James:4:8 mercy of god
kjv@James:5:11 mercy of god
kjv@James:5:15 mercy of god
kjv@James:3:16-18 confused
kjv@James:1:5 confused
kjv@James:1:12 consolation in affliction
kjv@James:1:27 consolation in affliction
kjv@James:5:8 consolation in affliction
kjv@James:5:10 consolation in affliction
kjv@James:2:11 adultery and fornication
kjv@James:2:11 adultery and fornication
kjv@James:3:1 pride
kjv@James:4:6 pride
kjv@James:2:8 unselfishness
kjv@James:1:13-14 feel tempted
kjv@James:4:7 feel tempted
kjv@James:1:2-3 feel tempted
kjv@James:1:12 feel tempted
kjv@James:4:8 purity of heart
kjv@James:5:8 purity of heart
kjv@James:2:13 charitableness
kjv@James:4:11-12 charitableness
kjv@James:5:7-9 advent second-coming
kjv@James:1:19-20 anger general
kjv@James:1:21 meekness humility
kjv@James:3:13 meekness humility
kjv@James:5:14-15 sickness
kjv@James:1:2 joy general scriptures
kjv@James:5:13 joy general scriptures
kjv@James:4:4 carnal mind
kjv@James:4:7 rebellious
kjv@James:2:19 demons

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