Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Then desire 1when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and 2sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
3Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from 4the Father of lights 5with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
6Of his own will he 7brought us forth by the word of truth, 8that we should be a kind of 9firstfruits of his creatures.