For, O Lord, we have been reduced more than any of the peoples, and we are humbled throughout the whole earth today because of our sins.
James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion. Greetings!
Live as free persons, and not using your freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves of God.
For certain men have slipped in stealthily, who were designated long ago for this condemnation, ungodly ones, who change the grace of our God into licentiousness and who deny our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.