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Passage: Jacob 2:7 - Jacob 2:27
7 And also, it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech, concerning you, before your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceeding tender, and chaste, and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God;
8 And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded soul.
9 Wherefore, it burdeneth my soul, that I should be constrained because of the strict commandment which I have received from God, to admonish you, according to your crimes, to enlarge the wounds of those which are already wounded, instead of consoling and healing their wounds;
10 And those which have not been wounded, instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God, have daggers placed to pierce their souls, and wound their delicate minds.
11 But, notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do according to the strict commands of God, and tell you concerning your wickedness and abominations, in the presence of the pure in heart, and the broken heart, and under the glance of the piercing eye of the Almighty God.
12 Wherefore, I must tell you the truth, according to the plainness of the word of God.
13 For behold, as I inquired of the Lord, thus came the word unto me, saying, Jacob, get thou up into the temple on the morrow, and declare the word which I shall give thee, unto this people.
14 And now behold, my brethren, this is the word which I declare unto you, that many of you have begun to search for gold, and for silver, and all manner of precious ores, in the which this land, which is a land of promise unto you, and to your seed, doth abound most plentifully.
15 And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches;
16 And because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren, ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks, and high heads, because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren, because ye suppose that ye are better than they.
17 And now my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay.
18 But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things, his judgments must speedily come unto you.
19 O that he would shew you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye, he can smite you to the dust.
20 O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination.
21 And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls.
22 Think of your brethren, like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all, and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you.
23 But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.
24 And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ, ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them, for the intent to do good; to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick, and the afflicted.
25 And now my brethren, I have spoken unto you concerning pride; and those of you which have afflicted your neighbor, and persecuted him, because ye were proud in your hearts, of the things which God hath given you, what say ye of it?
26 Do ye not suppose that such things are abominable unto him, who created all flesh?
27 And the one being is as precious in his sight as the other.
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