1:6 But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind.
1:11 For the sun rises with its heat and dries up the meadow; the petal of the flower falls off and its beauty is lost forever. 1 So also the rich person in the midst of his pursuits will wither away.
1:17 All generous giving and every perfect gift 2 is from above, coming down 3 from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. 4
1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone 5 who gazes at his own face 6 in a mirror.
1:26 If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.
3:3 And if we put bits into the mouths of horses to get them to obey us, then we guide their entire bodies. 7
3:5 So too the tongue is a small part of the body, 8 yet it has great pretensions. 9 Think 10 how small a flame sets a huge forest ablaze.
3:12 Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers and sisters, 13 or a vine produce figs? Neither can a salt water spring produce fresh water.
4:14 You 14 do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? 15 For you are a puff of smoke 16 that appears for a short time and then vanishes.
5:7 So be patient, brothers and sisters, 18 until the Lord’s return. 19 Think of how the farmer waits 20 for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient 21 for it until it receives the early and late rains.
[1:23] 5 tn The word for “man” or “individual” is ἀνήρ (anhr), which often means “male” or “man (as opposed to woman).” However, as BDAG 79 s.v. 2 says, here it is “equivalent to τὶς someone, a person.”