James 1:2

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.  NIV

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  NKJV
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. NLT
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, The Message Bible
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James 1:1

James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.  NKJV
This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.It is written to Jewish Christians scattered among the nations. Greetings! NLT
I, James, am a slave of God and the Master Jesus, writing to the twelve tribes scattered to Kingdom Come: Hello!  TMB

1 John 5:21

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.  NIV
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.  NKJV
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.  NLT
Dear children, be on guard against all clever facsimiles.  The Message

1 John 5:20

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.  NIV
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. NKJV
And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we are in God because we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. NLT
And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God – what a gift! – and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life.  The message

1 John 5:19

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. NIV

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one NKJV

We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the power and control of the evil one.  NLT

We know that we are held firm by God; it’s only the people of the world who continue in the grip of the Evil One. The Message

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.  NAS

1 John 5:18

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We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.  NIV

         We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, F18 and the wicked one does not touch him.  NKJV