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. a

References for James 1:16

    • e 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. b

      References for James 1:17

        • f 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.