Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Because he was so minded, he hath brought us forth with a word of truth, to the end we should be a sort of firstfruit of his creatures

New American Standard Bible

In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

King James Version

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Holman Bible

By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.

International Standard Version

In accordance with his will he made us his children by the word of truth, so that we might become the most important of his creatures.

A Conservative Version

Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures.

American Standard Version

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Amplified

It was of His own will that He gave us birth [as His children] by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits of His creatures [a prime example of what He created to be set apart to Himself—sanctified, made holy for His divine purposes].

An Understandable Version

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

Anderson New Testament

Of his own will, he begot us with the word of truth, in order that we might be, as it were, the first-fruits of his creatures.

Bible in Basic English

Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.

Common New Testament

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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

'tis he that has voluntarily renew'd us by the oracles of truth, that we might be the first converts of the new creation.

Darby Translation

According to his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a certain first-fruits of his creatures.

Godbey New Testament

Of his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be some first fruit of his creations.

Goodspeed New Testament

Of his own accord he brought us into being through the message of truth, so that we might be a kind of first-fruits among his creatures.

John Wesley New Testament

Of his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Julia Smith Translation

Having willed he brought forth by the word of truth, for us to be some first fruit of his creatures.

King James 2000

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[By his] will he gave birth to us through the message of truth, so that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Modern King James verseion

Of His own will He brought us forth with the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Of his own will begat he us with the word of life, that we should be the first fruits of his creatures.

Moffatt New Testament

It was his own will that we should be born by the Word of the truth, to be a kind of firstfruits among his creatures.

Montgomery New Testament

Because he willed, he gave us birth through the word of truth, so that we should be a kind of first-fruits among his creatures.

NET Bible

By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

New Heart English Bible

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.

Noyes New Testament

Of his own will he begot us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Sawyer New Testament

Of his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruit of his creatures.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Of his own choice he produced us by the word of truth, that we might be a sort of first fruit of his creatures.??19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Because he so willed, he gave us Life, through the Message of the Truth, so that we should be, as it were, an earnest of still further creations.

Webster

Of his own will he hath begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

Weymouth New Testament

In accordance with His will He made us His children through the Message of the truth, so that we might, in a sense, be the Firstfruits of the things which He has created.

Williams New Testament

In accordance with His will He made us His children by the message of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

Having willed it, He brought us forth with a word of truth, that we might be a certain first-fruit of His creatures.

Worsley New Testament

who hath of his own will begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

Youngs Literal Translation

having counselled, He did beget us with a word of truth, for our being a certain first-fruit of His creatures.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Of his own will
βούλομαι 
Boulomai 
will, would, be minded, intend, be disposed, be willing, list, of his own will
Usage: 31

begat he
ἀποκυέω 
Apokueo 
Usage: 2

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

with the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

that we
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

should be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

a kind
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ἀπαρχή 
Aparche 
Usage: 8

of his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 1:18

Images James 1:18

Prayers for James 1:18

Context Readings

Testing And Tempting

17 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: 18 Because he was so minded, he hath brought us forth with a word of truth, to the end we should be a sort of firstfruit of his creatures 19 Ye know, my brethren beloved, - but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,



Cross References

1 Peter 1:23

Having been regenerated - Not out of corruptible seed, but incorruptible - through means of the word of a Living and Abiding God;

John 1:13

Who - not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but - of God, were born.

Revelation 14:4

These, are they, who with women, were not defiled, for they are, virgin. These, are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever he is going. These, were redeemed from mankind, as a firstfruit unto God and the Lamb;

Jeremiah 2:3

Holiness, was Israel unto Yahweh, The first-fruit of his increase, - All that devoured it, were held guilty, Calamity used to come upon them, - Declareth Yahweh.

Ephesians 1:12

That we should be for the praise of his glory - we who had hoped beforehand in the Christ, -

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to his great mercy, hath regenerated us unto a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,

Leviticus 23:10

Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou shalt say unto them: - When ye enter into the land which, I, am giving you, and ye reap the harvest thereof, then shall ye bring in a sheaf of the first-ripe corn of your harvest, unto the priest;

Amos 6:1

Alas for the careless in Zion, and for them who put confidence in the mountain of Samaria, - the distinguished among the first group of nations, to whom came in the house of Israel.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered, and said unto him - Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Romans 4:17

Even as it is written - Father of many nations, have I appointed thee: before him whom he believed - God, who causeth the dead to live, and calleth the things that are not as things that are: -

Romans 8:29-31

For, whom he fore-approved, he also fore-appointed to be conformed unto the image of his Son, that he might be firstborn among many brethren, -

Romans 9:15-18

For, unto Moses, he saith - I will have mercy upon whomsoever I can have mercy, and I will have compassion upon whomsoever I can have compassion.

1 Corinthians 4:15

For, though myriads of tutors ye should have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for, in Christ Jesus, through means of the joyful message, I, begat you.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But, God, being rich in mercy, by reason of the great love wherewith he loved us,

Colossians 1:20-21

And, through him, fully to reconcile all things unto him, making peace through the blood of his cross, - through him- whether the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens;

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But, we, are bound to give thanks unto God continually concerning you, brethren beloved by the Lord, for that God chose you, from the beginning, unto salvation, in sanctification of spirit and belief of truth, -

Hebrews 12:23

in high festival, - and unto an assembly of firstborn ones, enrolled in the heavens, - and unto God, judge of all, - and unto the spirits of righteous ones made perfect, -

James 1:21

Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflow of baseness, in meekness, welcome ye the word fitted for inward growth, which is able to save your souls:

1 John 3:9

Whosoever hath been born of God, is not committing, sin, because, a seed of him, within him, abideth; and he cannot be committing sin, because, of God, hath he been born.

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