James 1:17-19 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.
18 He, of his own will, has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits of his creatures.
19 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
James 1:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Listening and Doing
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,