When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
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Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
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Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
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because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
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Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
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Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror