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Practical Christian Living

16 Do not be[a] deceived, my dear brothers. 17 Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights,[b] in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow. 18 In accordance with his will he made us his children by the word of truth, so that we might become the most important of his creatures.[c]

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  1. James 1:16 Or Don’t be
  2. James 1:17 Lit. the Father of lights
  3. James 1:18 Lit. a kind of first fruits among his creatures