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James 1:17 ESV

17 1Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from 2the Father of lights 3with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.a

References for James 1:17

    • d 1:17 - Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

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      • a 1:1 - Or slave; Greek bondservant
      • b 1:2 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church; also verses 16, 19
      • c 1:10 - Or a wild flower
      • d 1:17 - Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning