THE BEATITUDES AND THE LETTER OF JAMES

[All verses are from the Hebraic Roots Bible – HRB]

 POOR OF THE WORLD:

Matthew 5:3
Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of the Heavens
James 2:5
Hear, my beloved brothers, did not YAHWEH choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to the ones loving Him?

THE MEEK/HUMBLE:

Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth.
James 4:10
Be humbled before YAHWEH, and He will exalt you.

BE MERCIFUL:

Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy
James 2:13
For judgement will be without mercy to the one not showing mercy. And by mercy you will be raised above judgement

PEACEMAKERS:

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers! For they shall be called sons of YAHWEH  
James 3:18
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for the ones making peace

TRIALS FOR BELIEVERS:

Matthew 5:11-12
11 Blessed are you when they shall curse you, and persecute you, and shall say every evil word against you, lying, on account of Me.
12 Rejoice and leap for joy, for your reward is great in Heaven; for in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you  
James 1:2
My brothers count it all joy when you fall into various trials 

PERSECUTION OF THE PROPHETS:

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and leap for joy, for your reward is great in Heaven; for in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you 
James 5:10
My brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of YAHWEH as an example of your suffering, and of your patience 

KEEPING THE ENTIRETY OF THE LAW:

Matthew 5:19
Therefore, whoever loosens one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the worst in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever does and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven
James 2:10
For whoever shall keep all the Torah, even though he fail in but one statute, he has become guilty as to all of it

BE SLOW TO BECOME ANGRY:

Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that anyone who provokes to anger his brother without cause, is condemned to judgement and anyone who should say to his brother, I spit on you is condemned to the assembly, and anyone who should say, you are a coward, is condemned to the Gehenna of fire

James 1:19-20
19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
20 For the wrath of man does not work out the righteousness of YAHWEH

SWEARING OATHS:

Matthew 5:34-37
34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, neither by Heaven, because it is the throne of YAHWEH; 
35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King.  
36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.But let your word be Yes, yes; No, no.
37 Anything more than these is from evil
James 5:12
But above all these things, my brothers, do not swear, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor any other oath. But let your yes be yes, and the no, no, that you may not fall under judgement

PERFECTION:

Matthew 5:48
Therefore, you become perfect (complete), even as your Father in Heaven is perfect  
James 1:4
But let patience have its perfective work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing  

STORE UP TREASURES

Matthew 6:20-21
20 But treasure up for you treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust cause to corrupt, and where thieves do not dig through and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
James 2-3
2 Your riches have rotted, and your garments have become moth-eaten.
3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and the rust of them will be a testimony against you; and it will eat your flesh. The treasures that you have heaped together shall be as fire to you for the latter days

THE ETERNAL vs WORLDLINESS:

Matthew 6:24
No one is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and he will love the other; or he will cleave to the one, and he will despise the other. You are not able to serve YAHWEH and wealth
James 4:4
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with YAHWEH? Whoever, then, purposes to be a friend of the world is an enemy to YAHWEH

NOT JUDGING OR CONDEMNING:

Matthew 7:1
Do not condemn, that you may not be condemned 
James 5:9
Do not murmur against one another, brothers, that you not be condemned. Behold, the Judge stands before the door

ASK THE ETERNAL FOR YOUR NEEDS:

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you
James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from Elohim, who gives to all freely and with grace, and it will be given to him

FRUITS REVEAL ONE:

Matthew 7:16
From their fruits you shall know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 
James 3:12
My brothers, a fig tree is not able to produce olives, or a vine, figs. So neither can a fountain produce both salt and sweet water

DOER OF HIS WORDS:

Matthew 7:24
Then everyone who hears these Words from Me, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house on the rock
James 1:22
But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves 

Source: C M White
The verses in this article were taken from the Hebraic Roots Bible
The Hebraic Roots Bible is a literal translation of the Scriptures with the sacred name of Yahweh and Yahshua restored and preserved. Congregation of YHWH, Box 832 Carteret NJ 07008