The 20th book of the New Testament

This is a letter written by James (the half-brother of Jesus) to the churches in general. The letter is a little short doctrine (which is why Martin Luther tried to have it removed from the canon), but it teaches much on morals, ethics, and faith.

chapters: 1 2 3 4 5

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: James
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 ·

This epistle of James is one of the most instructive writings
in the New Testament. Being chiefly directed against particular
errors at that time brought in among the Jewish Christians, it
does not contain the same full doctrinal statements as the other
Epistles, but it presents an admirable summary of the practical
duties of all believers. The leading truths of Christianity are
set forth throughout; and On attentive consideration, it will be
found entirely to agree with St. Paul's statements concerning
Grace and Justification, while it abounds with Earnest
exhortations to the patience of Hope and obedience of Faith and
Love, interspersed with warnings, reproofs, and encouragements,
according to the characters addressed. The truths laid down are
very serious, and necessary to be maintained; and the rules for
practice ought to be observed in all times. In Christ there are
No dead and sapless branches, Faith is not an idle Grace;
wherever it is, it brings forth Fruit in Works.