12 1Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has abeen approved, he will receive 2the crown of life which the Lord 3has promised to those who 4love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "5I am being tempted bby God "; for God cannot be tempted cby evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
15 Then 6when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when 7sin dis accomplished, it brings forth death.