James 1:17-18 NIV

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above,1 coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,2 who does not change3 like shifting shadows.

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18 He chose to give us birth4 through the word of truth,5 that we might be a kind of firstfruits6 of all he created.

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