17 (A)Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from (B)the Father of lights, (C)with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a] 18 (D)Of his own will he (E)brought us forth by the word of truth, (F)that we should be a kind of (G)firstfruits of his creatures.

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 (H)Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person (I)be quick to hear, (J)slow to speak, (K)slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore (L)put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with (M)meekness the implanted word, (N)which is able to save your souls.

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  1. James 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

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