New Living Translation
So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
King James Bible
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
But let endurance have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
World English Bible
Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 Let patience have its perfect work - Give it full scope, under whatever trials befal you. That ye may be perfect and entire - Adorned with every Christian grace. And wanting nothing - Which God requires in you.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
All Joy in all Trials
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
By standing firm, you will win your souls.
Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.
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