16 (A)Do not be [a]deceived, (B)my beloved brothers and sisters. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is (C)from above, coming down from (D)the Father of lights, (E)with whom there is no variation or [b]shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of (F)His will He (G)gave us birth by (H)the word of truth, so that we would be [c]a kind of (I)first fruits [d]among His creatures.

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  1. James 1:16 Or misled
  2. James 1:17 Lit shadow of turning
  3. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  4. James 1:18 Lit of

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