Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.

New American Standard Bible

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

King James Version

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Holman Bible

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

International Standard Version

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

A Conservative Version

Every good gift and every perfect endowment is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation nor shadow of turning.

American Standard Version

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

Amplified

Every good gift and every perfect ( free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

An Understandable Version

Every good thing that is given and every perfect gift [received] is from above, coming down from the Father of [heavenly] lights, with whom there can be no change or shifting shadow [i.e., God always remains the same].

Anderson New Testament

every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor slightest trace of turning.

Bible in Basic English

Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.

Common New Testament

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Daniel Mace New Testament

every thing that is valuable, every gift that leads to perfection is deriv'd from heaven, it descends from that original light, which knows no change, no shadow, or decline:

Godbey New Testament

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of change.

Goodspeed New Testament

Every good gift and every perfect present is from heaven, and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights, about whom there is no variation of changing shadow.

John Wesley New Testament

descending from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.

Julia Smith Translation

Every good donation and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom not one change, or shadow of turning.

King James 2000

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of change.

Modern King James verseion

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness nor shadow of turning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from above and cometh down from the father of light, with whom is no variableness, neither is he changed unto darkness.

Moffatt New Testament

all we are given is good, and all our endowments are faultless, descending from above, from the Father of the heavenly lights, who knows no change of rising and setting, who casts no shadow on the earth.

Montgomery New Testament

Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, and is ever coming down to us from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of eclipse.

NET Bible

All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.

New Heart English Bible

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

Noyes New Testament

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no change, nor shadow from turning.

Sawyer New Testament

All good giving, and every perfect gift, comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or shadow of turning.

The Emphasized Bible

Every good giving, and every perfect gift, is, from above, coming down from the Father of lights - with whom is no alternation, nor shadow cast, by turning:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, descending from the father of illuminations, with whom there is no variableness, nor shadow of change.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Every good thing given us, and every perfect gift, is from above, and comes down to us from the Maker of the Lights in the heavens, who is himself never subject to change or to eclipse.

Webster

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Weymouth New Testament

Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change.

Williams New Testament

Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, in whom there is no variation or changing shadow.

World English Bible

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

Worrell New Testament

Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with Whom there is no variableness or shadow cast by turning.

Worsley New Testament

and every perfect gift, but no evil one, is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, nor shadow of turning:

Youngs Literal Translation

every good giving, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

δόσις 
Dosis 
δώρημα 
Dorema 
Usage: 2
Usage: 2

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἔνι 
Eni 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
there is, is
Usage: 585
Usage: 5

ἄνωθεν 
Anothen 
from above, top, again, from the first, from the beginning, not tr
Usage: 10

and cometh down
καταβαίνω 
Katabaino 
Usage: 63

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

of lights
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

with
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

παραλλαγή 
Parallage 
Usage: 1

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

ἀποσκίασμα 
Aposkiasma 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 1:17

Devotionals containing James 1:17

Images James 1:17

Context Readings

Testing And Tempting

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning. 18 According to his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a certain first-fruits of his creatures.



Cross References

Malachi 3:6

For I Jehovah change not, and ye, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither a son of man, that he should repent. Shall he say and not do? and shall he speak and not make it good?

Matthew 7:11

If therefore ye, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?

John 3:27

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.

1 John 1:5

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest thou as not receiving?

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, and to the ages to come.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned.

1 John 4:10

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

Genesis 1:2-5

And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:14-15

And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

Genesis 41:16

And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

Genesis 41:38-39

And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find one as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Exodus 4:11-12

And Jehovah said to him, Who gave man a mouth? or who maketh dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? have not I, Jehovah?

Exodus 31:3-6

and have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in every work,

Exodus 36:1-2

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whom Jehovah had put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work of the service of the sanctuary according to all that Jehovah had commanded.

Numbers 11:17

And I will come down and talk with thee there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, and thou shalt not bear it alone.

Numbers 11:25

And Jehovah came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy men, the elders; and it came to pass, that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not repeat it.

Deuteronomy 4:19

and lest thou lift up thine eyes to the heavens, and see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, the whole host of heaven, and be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, which Jehovah thy God hath assigned unto all peoples under the whole heaven.

1 Samuel 15:29

And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only, Jehovah give thee wisdom and understanding, and place thee over Israel, and to keep the law of Jehovah thy God.

1 Chronicles 29:19

And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

2 Chronicles 1:11-12

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked for thyself wisdom and knowledge, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

Psalm 19:1-8

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse sheweth the work of his hands.

Psalm 84:11

For Jehovah Elohim is a sun and shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Proverbs 2:6

For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Isaiah 28:26

His God doth instruct him in his judgment, he doth teach him.

Isaiah 45:7

forming the light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil: I, Jehovah, do all these things.

Isaiah 46:10

declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Daniel 2:21-22

And it is he that changeth times and seasons; He deposeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding.

Daniel 2:27-30

Daniel answered in the presence of the king and said, The secret that the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the magicians, the scribes, the astrologers, shew unto the king;

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.

Matthew 13:11-12

And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given;

Luke 11:13

If therefore ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall the Father who is of heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 1:9

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.

Acts 5:31

Him has God exalted by his right hand as leader and saviour, to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then indeed God has to the nations also granted repentance to life.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 11:29-30

For the gifts and the calling of God are not subject to repentance.

Romans 12:6-8

But having different gifts, according to the grace which has been given to us, whether it be prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

1 Corinthians 12:4-12

But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:18

being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:3-5

among whom we also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:

Ephesians 2:8

For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift:

Ephesians 4:8-11

Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.

Philippians 1:29

because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,

Titus 3:3-5

For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Hebrews 1:11-12

They shall perish, but thou continuest still; and they all shall grow old as a garment,

James 1:5

But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:

James 3:15

This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish.

1 John 5:11-12

And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.

Revelation 22:5

And night shall not be any more, and no need of a lamp, and light of the sun; for the Lord God shall shine upon them, and they shall reign to the ages of ages.

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