When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
but each one is tempted when, by his own1 evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
References for James 1:14
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin;2 and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.3
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Don't be deceived,4 my dear brothers.5
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Every good and perfect gift is from above,6 coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,7 who does not change8 like shifting shadows.
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He chose to give us birth9 through the word of truth,10 that we might be a kind of firstfruits11 of all he created.
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