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James 1:18Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth[a] so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.

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  1. James 1:18 = the gospel

James 1:18New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be [a]a kind of first fruits [b]among His creatures.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  2. James 1:18 Lit of
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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James 1:18The Message (MSG)

16-18 So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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