18 In the exercise of (A)His will He (B)gave us birth by (C)the word of truth, so that we would be [a]a kind of (D)first fruits [b]among His creatures.

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  1. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  2. James 1:18 Lit of

18 It was of His own will that He gave us birth [as His children] by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits of His creatures [a prime example of what He created to be set apart to Himself—sanctified, made holy for His divine purposes].

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18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

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13 But when He, (A)the Spirit of truth, comes, He will (B)guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

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13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future].

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13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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The Holy Spirit

16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another [a](A)Helper, so that He may be with you forever; 17 the Helper is (B)the Spirit of truth, (C)whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; (D)I am coming to you.

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  1. John 14:16 Or Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor

Role of the Spirit

16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive [and take to its heart] because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]; I will come [back] to you.

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  1. John 14:16 Gr Paracletos, one called alongside to help.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

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Jesus *said to him, “I am (A)the way, and (B)the truth, and (C)the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.

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Jesus said to him, [a]I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

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  1. John 14:6 The sixth of the memorable “I am” statements. See note 6:35.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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17 (A)Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

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17 Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truth.

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17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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21 But the one who (A)practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds will be revealed [a]as having been performed in God.”

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  1. John 3:21 Lit that they have been

21 But whoever practices truth [and does what is right—morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”

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21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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24 God is [a]spirit, and those who worship Him must worship (A)in spirit and truth.”

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  1. John 4:24 Or Spirit

24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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27 And as for you, the (A)anointing which you received from Him remains in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing (B)teaches you about all things, and is (C)true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, [a]you remain in Him.

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  1. 1 John 2:27 Or remain in Him (a command)