James 1:18 ESV

18 1Of his own will he 2brought us forth by the word of truth, 3that we should be a kind of 4firstfruits of his creatures.

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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