Bible: James 1:21-27
1:21 So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly 1 welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls. 1:22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves. 1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone 2 who gazes at his own face 3 in a mirror. 1:24 For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets 4 what sort of person he was. 1:25 But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, 5 and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he 6 will be blessed in what he does. 7 1:26 If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile. 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before 8 God the Father 9 is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
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