My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.