Let no one say when he is tempted, "1I am being tempted by God "; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
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But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
Then 2when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when 3sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
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4Do not be deceived, 5my beloved brethren.
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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 shifting shadow.
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In the exercise of 9His will He 10brought us forth by 11the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of 12first fruits among His creatures.
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This 13you know, 14my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, 15slow to speak and 16slow to anger;
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for 17the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
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Therefore, 18putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive 19the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
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20But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face 21in a mirror;
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