James 1:17-19 New Testament for Everyone (NTE)
17 Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes down from above, from the father of lights. His steady light doesn’t vary. It doesn’t change and produce shadows. 18 He became our father by the word of truth; that was his firm decision, and the result is that we are a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
The Word that Goes to Work
19 So, my dear brothers and sisters, get this straight. Every person should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.