James 1:13-18 NRS

13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.
14 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it;
15 then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved.

References for James 1:16

    • f 1:16 - Gk [my beloved brothers]
      17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

      References for James 1:17

        • g 1:17 - Other ancient authorities read [variation due to a shadow of turning]
          18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.