The heart of God is in one hand towards the needy, the weak, those who are in distress and in other hand against the world. God is merciful and cares about needy people like widows and orphans. For the same reason, He is pleased by acts in favour of needy people and heat kept out of the influence of an ungodly world. That is what pure religion is about.
Main summary Point
God is pleased by acts for the needy people and mind purified from the influence of the world
If anyone thinks he is religious
Si quelqu’un se considère comme un homme religieux
When anyone considers himself as religious
q and does not bridle his tongue
alors qu’il ne tient pas sa langue en bride,
and he does not control what he says
but deceives his heart,
mais qu’il se trompe lui-même,
but has a wrong opinion about himself
[then] this person’s r religion is worthless [before God].
sa religion est futile. *
[then] his deeds to please God are of no value to Him.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this :
La religion pure et sans souillure devant celui qui est Dieu et Père consiste
[Conversely] , religion that is valued by God is to
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
à prendre soin des orphelins et des veuves dans leur détresse,
take care of the needy in their distress
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
et à se garder de toute tache du monde. *
And to keep one's heart pure from the thought of the World
God is pleased by acts in favour of the needy and mind purified from the influence of the world