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James 1:12-22 (New American Standard)

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12 1Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has abeen approved, he will receive 2the crown of life which the Lord 3has promised to those who 4love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "5I am being tempted bby God "; for God cannot be tempted cby evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then 6when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when 7sin dis accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 8Do not be edeceived, 9my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is 10from above, coming down from 11the Father of lights, 12with whom there is no variation or fshifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of 13His will He 14brought us forth by 15the word of truth, so that we would be ga kind of 16first fruits hamong His creatures. 19 iThis 17you know, 18my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 19slow to speak and 20slow to anger; 20 for 21the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, 22putting aside all filthiness and all jthat remains of wickedness, in khumility receive 23the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 24But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
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