James 1:16

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

James 1:16 in Other Translations

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
16 So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course.
16 Don't be deceived, my dearly loved brothers.

James 1:16 Meaning and Commentary

James 1:16

Do not err, my beloved brethren.
] For to make God the author of sin, or to charge him with being concerned in temptation to sin, is a very great error, a fundamental one, which strikes at the nature and being of God, and at the perfection of his holiness: it is a denying of him, and is one of those damnable errors and heresies, which bring upon men swift destruction; and therefore to be guarded against, rejected, and abhorred by all that profess any regard unto him, his name and glory.

James 1:16 In-Context

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
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 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Corinthians 6:9
  • 2. ver 19; James 2:5
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