James 1:13-23 NIV

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.

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15 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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16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

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      17 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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      18 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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      Listening and Doing

      19 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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      20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

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      21 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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      22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

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      23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror