Parallel Bible results for James 1:17-27

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James 1:17-27

WYC 17 Each good gift, and each perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is none other changing, nor overshadowing of reward. [+Each best thing given, and all perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom is not any changing, neither shadowing of whileness, or time.] NIV 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. WYC 18 For willfully he begat us by the word of truth [Forsooth willfully he gendered us with the word of truth], that we be a beginning of his creature. NIV 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. WYC 19 Know ye, my brethren most loved, be each man swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath; NIV 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, WYC 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the rightwiseness of God. NIV 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. WYC 21 For which thing cast ye away all uncleanness, and plenty of malice, and in mildness receive ye the word that is planted [+and in mildness receive ye the word inset, or joined], that may save your souls. NIV 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. WYC 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. NIV 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. WYC 23 For if any man is an hearer of the word, and not a doer, this shall be likened to a man that beholdeth the face of his birth in a mirror [this shall be comparisoned, or likened, to a man beholding the cheer of his birth in a mirror]; NIV 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror WYC 24 for he beheld himself, and went away, and at once he forgot which he was. [for he beheld himself, and went away, and anon he forgot what manner man he was.] NIV 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. WYC 25 But he that beholdeth into the law of perfect freedom, and dwelleth in it, and is not made a forgetful hearer, but a doer of work, this shall be blessed in his deed. NIV 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does. WYC 26 And if any man guesseth himself to be religious, and refraineth not his tongue, but deceiveth his heart, the religion of him is vain. NIV 26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. WYC 27 A clean religion, and unwemmed with God and the Father, is this, to visit fatherless and motherless children, and widows in their tribulation, and to keep himself undefouled from this world [and to keep himself undefouled from the world]. NIV 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.