18 (A)give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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18 (A)Pride goes before destruction,
    and a haughty spirit before a fall.

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16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 (A)Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from (B)the Father of lights, (C)with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a]

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  1. James 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

27 John answered, (A)“A person cannot receive even one thing (B)unless it is given him (C)from heaven.

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17 As for the rich in (A)this present age, charge them (B)not to be haughty, nor (C)to set their hopes on (D)the uncertainty of riches, but on God, (E)who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, (F)to be rich in good works, to be generous and (G)ready to share, 19 thus (H)storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may (I)take hold of (J)that which is truly life.

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Listen, my beloved brothers, (A)has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be (B)rich in faith and heirs of (C)the kingdom, (D)which he has promised to those who love him?

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16 (A)Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great treasure and trouble with it.

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But (A)godliness (B)with contentment is great gain, for (C)we brought nothing into the world, and[a] we cannot take anything out of the world. But (D)if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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  1. 1 Timothy 6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 (A)On the way to Jerusalem (B)he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[a] (C)who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and (D)show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, (E)praising God with a loud voice; 16 and (F)he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was (G)a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not (H)ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and (I)give praise to God except this (J)foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; (K)your faith has (L)made you well.”[b]

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  1. Luke 17:12 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  2. Luke 17:19 Or has saved you

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,
    but (A)the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

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17 (A)Your heart was proud because of (B)your beauty;
    you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
    I exposed you before kings,
    to feast their eyes on you.

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13 You said in your heart,
    (A)‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
    (B)I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
    in the far reaches of the north;[a]
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
    I will make myself like the Most High.’

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  1. Isaiah 14:13 Or in the remote parts of Zaphon

25 (A)Do not be afraid of sudden terror
    or of (B)the ruin[a] of the wicked, when it comes,
26 for the Lord will be your confidence
    and will (C)keep your foot from being caught.

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  1. Proverbs 3:25 Hebrew storm

20 (A)giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father (B)in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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22 (A)A joyful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit (B)dries up the bones.

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(A)Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness[a] be known to everyone. (B)The Lord is at hand; (C)do not be anxious about anything, (D)but in everything by prayer and supplication (E)with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And (F)the peace of God, (G)which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Philippians 4:5 Or gentleness

20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but (A)God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people[a] should be kept alive, as they are today.

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  1. Genesis 50:20 Or a numerous people

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together (A)for good,[a] for (B)those who are called according to his purpose.

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  1. Romans 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good

11 In him we have obtained (A)an inheritance, (B)having been predestined (C)according to the purpose of him who works all things according to (D)the counsel of his will,

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21 (A)Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
    but (B)it is the purpose of the Lord (C)that will stand.

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