James 1:13-18 DBY

13 Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one.
14 But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust;
15 then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
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.
      18 According to his own will c begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a certain first-fruits of *his* creatures.

      References for James 1:18

        • f 1:18 - 'Having so purposed' or 'willed it.' It was the fruit of his own mind, and so a free gift.