Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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.

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.

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 is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning. 18 He, of his own will, has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits of his creatures.



Cross References

Malachi 3:6

For I am the LORD, I have not changed; therefore, ye sons of Jacob have not been consumed.

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent; he said and shall he not do it? He spoke and shall he not execute it?

Matthew 7:11

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those that ask him?

John 3:27

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing except it is given him from the heaven.

1 John 1:5

This then is the promise which we have heard of him and declare unto you, That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke again unto 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 judge? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, what dost thou glory of, as if thou hadst not received it?

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and for the ages.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.

1 John 4:10

In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.

Genesis 1:2-5

And the earth was without order, and empty; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:14-15

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years;

Genesis 41:16

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

Genesis 41:38-39

And Pharaoh said unto his slaves, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Exodus 4:11-12

And the LORD said unto him, Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the dumb or the deaf or the seeing or the blind? Am not I the LORD?

Exodus 31:3-6

and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and in intelligence and in science and in all manner of workmanship,

Exodus 36:1-2

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab and every wise hearted man unto whom the LORD gave wisdom and intelligence to know how to do all the work of the service of the sanctuary, all the things that the LORD had commanded.

Numbers 11:17

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

Numbers 11:25

Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke unto him and took of the spirit that was in him and gave it unto the seventy elders, and it came to pass that when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied and did not cease.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, and should be driven to worship them and serve them because the LORD thy God has conceded them unto all the peoples under all the heavens.

1 Samuel 15:29

And also the Overcomer of Israel will not lie nor repent concerning this, for he is not a man, that he should repent.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.

1 Chronicles 29:19

Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, 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 glory, nor the life of thy enemies, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou may judge my people, over whom I have placed thee as king,

Psalm 19:1-8

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows the work of his hands.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly.

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those that love thee shall be brought into rest.

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and intelligence.

Isaiah 28:26

For his God teaches him to know how to judge and instructs him.

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil: I am the LORD that does all this.

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 no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory.

Daniel 2:21-22

and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

Daniel 2:27-30

Daniel answered in the presence of the king and said, The mystery which the king demands cannot be shown unto the king by wise men, astrologers, magicians, nor fortune-tellers.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus answered and said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and understanding and hast revealed them unto children.

Matthew 13:11-12

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

Luke 11:13

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask him?

John 1:9

That Word was the true Light, which lightens every man that comes into this world.

Acts 5:31

God has exalted him with his right hand as Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they were silent and glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted repentance unto life to the Gentiles.

Romans 6:23

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

Romans 11:29-30

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Romans 12:6-8

So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith;

1 Corinthians 12:4-12

Now there is dispersal of gifts, but the same Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For the God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to bring forth the light of the knowledge of the clarity of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:18

illuminating the eyes of your understanding, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints

Ephesians 2:3-5

among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as all the others.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,

Ephesians 4:8-11

Therefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men.

Philippians 1:29

For unto you it is granted regarding Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,

Titus 3:3-5

For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Hebrews 1:11-12

they shall perish; but thou dost remain; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.

James 3:15

This wisdom is not that which descends from above, but is earthly, natural, diabolical.

1 John 5:11-12

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

Revelation 21:23

And the city had no need of the sun neither of the moon to shine in her, for the clarity of God has illuminated it, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Revelation 22:5

And there shall be no night there; and they need no lamp neither light of the sun; for the Lord God shall give them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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