Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He, of his own will, has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits 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.

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

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.

Verse Picture

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 the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning; 18 having counselled, He did beget us with a word of truth, for our being a certain first-fruit of His creatures. 19 So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,



Cross References

1 Peter 1:23

being begotten again, not out of seed corruptible, but incorruptible, through a word of God -- living and remaining -- to the age;

John 1:13

who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.

Revelation 14:4

these are they who with women were not defiled, for they are virgin; these are they who are following the Lamb whithersoever he may go; these were bought from among men -- a first-fruit to God and to the Lamb --

Jeremiah 2:3

Holy is Israel to Jehovah, The first-fruit of His increase, All consuming him are guilty, Evil cometh in unto them, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Ephesians 1:12

for our being to the praise of His glory, even those who did first hope in the Christ,

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to the abundance of His kindness did beget us again to a living hope, through the rising again of Jesus Christ out of the dead,

Leviticus 23:10

'Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When ye come in unto the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf, the beginning of your harvest unto the priest,

Amos 6:1

Woe to those secure in Zion, And those confident in the mount of Samaria, The marked of the chief of the nations, And come to them have the house of Israel.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered and said to him, 'Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born from above, he is not able to see the reign of God;'

Romans 4:17

who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- 'A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being.

Romans 8:29-31

because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren;

Romans 9:15-18

for to Moses He saith, 'I will do kindness to whom I do kindness, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion;'

1 Corinthians 4:15

for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I -- I did beget you;

Ephesians 2:4-5

and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Colossians 1:20-21

and through him to reconcile the all things to himself -- having made peace through the blood of his cross -- through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

And we -- we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God did choose you from the beginning to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth,

Hebrews 12:23

to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect,

James 1:21

wherefore having put aside all filthiness and superabundance of evil, in meekness be receiving the engrafted word, that is able to save your souls;

1 John 3:9

every one who hath been begotten of God, sin he doth not, because his seed in him doth remain, and he is not able to sin, because of God he hath been begotten.

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