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James 1:13-23 (New American Standard)

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13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "1I am being tempted aby God "; for God cannot be tempted bby 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 2when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when 3sin cis accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 4Do not be ddeceived, 5my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is 6from above, coming down from 7the Father of lights, 8with whom there is no variation or eshifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of 9His will He 10brought us forth by 11the word of truth, so that we would be fa kind of 12first fruits gamong His creatures. 19 hThis 13you know, 14my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 15slow to speak and 16slow to anger; 20 for 17the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, 18putting aside all filthiness and all ithat remains of wickedness, in jhumility receive 19the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 20But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his knatural face 21in a mirror;
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