17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is 1from above, coming down from 2the Father of lights, 3with whom there is no variation or ashifting shadow.

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18 In the exercise of 4His will He 5brought us forth by 6the word of truth, so that we would be ba kind of 7first fruits camong His creatures.

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20 for 12the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

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21 Therefore, 13putting aside all filthiness and all ethat remains of wickedness, in fhumility receive 14the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

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    • v 1:21 - Lit "abundance of malice"
    • w 1:21 - Or "gentleness"
      22 15But 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 gnatural face 16in a mirror;

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        • x 1:23 - Lit "the face of his birth;" or "nature"
          24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, hhe has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

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            • y 1:24 - Lit "and he"
              25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, 17the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but ian effectual doer, this man will be 18blessed in jwhat he does.

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                • z 1:25 - Lit "a doer of a work"
                • { 1:25 - Lit "his doing"
                  26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not k19bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

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