James 1:13-18 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
14 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
15 then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved. 16 Don't be deceived, my dear 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. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.