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James 1:17 LEB

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of change.

Study tools for James 1:17

  • a 1:3 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal
  • b 1:11 - Or "on his (business) journeys"; or "in his ways"
  • c 1:12 - Literally "the man," but clearly in a generic sense here meaning "someone, a person"
  • d 1:12 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is") which is understood as temporal
  • e 1:12 - Most manuscripts read "the Lord" here, while others read "God"
  • f 1:13 - Literally "is without temptation"
  • g 1:14 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is dragged away") which is understood as temporal
  • h 1:15 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("has conceived") which is understood as temporal
  • i 1:15 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is brought to completion") which is understood as temporal
  • j 1:18 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("will") which is understood as means
  • k 1:20 - Literally "man's"
  • l 1:21 - Or "receive"
  • m 1:22 - Some manuscripts have "not only hearers"
  • n 1:23 - Literally "a man," but clearly in a generic sense here meaning "someone, a person"
  • o 1:23 - Literally "the face of his existence"
  • p 1:25 - Literally "in his doing"
  • q 1:26 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("bridle") which is understood as concessive
  • r 1:27 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun