18 (A)Of His own will He brought us forth by the (B)word of truth, (C)that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

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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 He chose to give us birth(A) through the word of truth,(B) that we might be a kind of firstfruits(C) of all he created.

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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 However, when He, (A)the Spirit of truth, has come, (B)He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

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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 But when he, the Spirit of truth,(A) comes, he will guide you into all the truth.(B) He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

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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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16 And I will pray the Father, and (A)He will give you another [a]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 (B)the Spirit of truth, (C)whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you (D)and will be in you. 18 (E)I will not leave you orphans; (F)I will come to you.

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  1. John 14:16 Comforter, Gr. Parakletos

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 ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate(A) to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth.(B) The world cannot accept him,(C) because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans;(D) I will come to you.(E)

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  1. John 14:17 Some early manuscripts and is

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, (B)the truth, and (C)the life. (D)No one comes to the Father (E)except through Me.

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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 answered, “I am(A) the way(B) and the truth(C) and the life.(D) No one comes to the Father except through me.(E)

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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[a] them by Your truth. (B)Your word is truth.

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  1. John 17:17 Set them apart

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