James 1:17

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation of shadow or turning.
New King James Version

Every good think bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.
New American Standard Bible

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
New International Version

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].
The Amplified Bible

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights the heavenly luminaries], with whom there can be no variableness nor shadow which is cast by the motion of turning [such as that cast by the movements of the heavenly bodies].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But every good endowment and every complete gift must come from above, from the Father of all lights, with whom there is never the slightest variation or shadow of inconsistency.
Phillips’ Modern English

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.
Williams’ Language of the People

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.
 
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  1. Ask Not What God Can Do For You - Neil Girrard A closer look at our incessant preoccupation with “ministry.”

  2. Contrasts - Neil Girrard Goodness is often contrasted with spirituality but in reality they are far more deeply intertwined than this simple contrast would suggest.

  3. 2. Dealing With the Impoverished; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard How we view the “poor” affects how we interact with them.

  4. 6. Do What They Need; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Something which should be obvious (but often isn’t) is that vicarious giving (charity, random acts of kindness, etc.) has robbed us of our need and responsibility to give to the poor what they need.

  5. Entertainment Revisited - Neil Girrard A second look at what entertainment does for us.

  6. Error and Deception - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The phrase “the error of Balaam” opens up what God has to say to those who live in the days of deception prior to His return.

  7. Financial Scams; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard One of mammon’s more effective and therefore more dangerous deceptions has been to get people to think vicarious charity is the same thing as Christ’s agape love.

  8. 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.

  9. The Futility of Life - Neil Girrard So what’s the point of life anyway?

  10. God the Judge of All - Neil Girrard The New Testament clearly says that God is to be the Judge of all men – so why does the “church” teach exemption from judgment for their attendees? And just what are the standards by which we shall all be judged?

  11. Maturing in Christ: Advice to New - and Old - Believers - Neil Girrard The path to spiritual maturity is not just a walk up an aisle or even an overnight journey. There are many things we need to observe in our spiritual journey toward God to be certain we don’t get off the path that leads to life.

  12. The Narrow Road; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard If we would remain on the narrow road that leads to life, we must love our brothers in Christ.

  13. One Small Hiccup: Chip Brogden’s The Church in the Wilderness - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) A nearly flawless work of spiritual insights and wisdom is unfortunately marred by one expression of the author’s opinions – but don’t let that stop you from buying or reading the book for yourself!

  14. One With the Father; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer Jesus said He was one with the Father, but that doesn’t mean He was as good as the Father.

  15. Our Threefold Enemy - Neil Girrard Those who would have us fight only the flesh leave us blind to our defenses against the demonic and the world and to the offensive weapons God has given us that we might obtain His objectives.

  16. Perilous Times - Neil Girrard The deception of the end times is dangerous – especially for those who don’t believe deception is really there.

  17. Spiritual Fruit; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard For every fruit of the Spirit of God, there is a counterfeit or alternative fruit of the spirit of mammon.

  18. A Tangled Web - Neil Girrard If knowing and doing the will of God is such a central part of following Christ, why do some claim that God’s purposes and will are unknowable?

  19. A Thing of Bronze - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The bronze serpent Moses raised in the wilderness some 3500 years ago holds more implications for us today than most realize.

  20. The Wiles of the Devil - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Any soldier intending to survive the day’s battle needs to know what weapons his enemy is using and how to counter those weapons.
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