Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Don't be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 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. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.



Cross References

Malachi 3:6

"For I, Yahweh, don't change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

Matthew 7:11

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

John 3:27

John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.

1 John 1:5

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce 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 who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1 John 4:10

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Genesis 1:2-5

Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Genesis 1:14-15

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

Genesis 41:16

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."

Genesis 41:38-39

Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?"

Exodus 4:11-12

Yahweh said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, Yahweh?

Exodus 31:3-6

and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,

Exodus 36:1-2

"Bezalel and Oholiab shall work with every wise-hearted man, in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yahweh has commanded."

Numbers 11:17

I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you not bear it yourself alone.

Numbers 11:25

Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders: and it happened that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.

Deuteronomy 4:19

and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the army of the sky, you are drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky.

1 Samuel 15:29

Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."

1 Chronicles 22:12

May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

1 Chronicles 29:19

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

2 Chronicles 1:11-12

God said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king:

Psalm 19:1-8

The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.

Psalm 84:11

For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper.

Proverbs 2:6

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Isaiah 28:26

For his God instructs him in right judgment, and teaches him.

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am Yahweh, who does all these things.

Isaiah 46:10

declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times 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 your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.

Daniel 2:21-22

He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Daniel 2:27-30

Daniel answered before the king, and said, The secret which the king has demanded can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show to the king;

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.

Matthew 13:11-12

He answered them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

Luke 11:13

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

John 1:9

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.

Acts 5:31

God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life!"

Romans 6:23

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

Romans 11:29-30

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 12:6-8

Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

1 Corinthians 12:4-12

Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:6

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:18

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you 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 we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Ephesians 2:8

for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

Ephesians 4:8-11

Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

Philippians 1:29

Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,

Titus 3:3-5

For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Hebrews 1:11-12

They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

James 3:15

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

1 John 5:11-12

The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Revelation 21:23

The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Revelation 22:5

There will be no night, and they need no lamp light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.

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