2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,a whenever you face trials of many kinds,f 3 because you know that the testing of your faithg produces perseverance.h 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be maturei and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,j who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.k 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,l because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-mindedm and unstablen in all they do.
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.o 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.p 11 For the sun rises with scorching heatq and withersr the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed.s In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.