James 1:18

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


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.
New King James Version

Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits 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 might be, as it were, the first fruits (a certain first fruits) among (of) His creatures.
New International Version

He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.
The Amplified Bible

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].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

In accordance with His deliberate purpose He brought us into being by means of the word of truth, resulting in our being a kind of first fruits of His creatures.
Phillips’ Modern English

By His own wish He made us His own sons through the Word of truth, that we might be, so to speak, the first specimens of His new creation.
Williams’ Language of the People

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.
 
Jas. 1:17 π Jas. 1:19
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Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. First Fruits, Tithes and Offerings - Darryl Samuels - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) A brother confronted with erroneous and false teachings about tithes and offerings, especially the “first fruits,” shares the results of his decision to research the Bible for himself.
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