17 Every good gift and every perfect gift a comes down b from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.

References for James 1:17

    • d 1:17 - Dosis, then dorema; the words are nearly the same: strictly dosis is 'the giving,' dorema 'the thing freely given.' In English 'gift' is both the giving and the thing given.
    • e 1:17 - Lit. 'is coming down;' its true character: see ch. 3.16.