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17 (A)Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, (B)with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 (C)Of His own will He brought us forth by the (D)word of truth, (E)that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
Qualities Needed in Trials
Doers—Not Hearers Only
22 But (J)be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For (K)if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But (L)he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, (M)this one will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone [c]among you thinks he is religious, and (N)does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 (O)Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: (P)to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, (Q)and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.Read full chapter