How blessed is the man who perseveres through temptation! For after he has passed the test, he will receive as his crown the Life which God has promised to those who love him.
No one being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God." For God cannot be tempted by evil, and God himself tempts no one.
Rather, each person is being tempted whenever he is being dragged off and enticed by the bait of his own desire.
Then, having conceived, the desire gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.
Don't delude yourselves, my dear brothers.
Every good act of giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father who made the heavenly lights; with him there is neither variation nor darkness caused by turning.
Having made his decision, he gave birth to us through a Word that can be relied upon, in order that we should be a kind of firstfruits of all that he created.
Therefore, my dear brothers, let every person be quick to listen but slow to speak, slow to get angry;
for a person's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness!
So rid yourselves of all vulgarity and obvious evil, and receive meekly the Word implanted in you that can save your lives.
Don't deceive yourselves by only hearing what the Word says, but do it!