12 (A)Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [a]been approved, he will receive (B)the crown of life which the Lord (C)has promised to those who (D)love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “(E)I am being tempted [b]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [c]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then (F)when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when (G)sin [d]is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 (H)Do not be [e]deceived, (I)my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is (J)from above, coming down from (K)the Father of lights, (L)with whom there is no variation or [f]shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of (M)His will He (N)brought us forth by (O)the word of truth, so that we would be [g]a kind of (P)first fruits [h]among His creatures.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:12 Or passed the test
  2. James 1:13 Lit from
  3. James 1:13 Lit of evil things
  4. James 1:15 Lit is brought to completion
  5. James 1:16 Or misled
  6. James 1:17 Lit shadow of turning
  7. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  8. James 1:18 Lit of

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