James 1:13
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English Standard Version
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

King James Bible
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

American Standard Version
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils, and he tempteth no man.

English Revised Version
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

Weymouth New Testament
Let no one say when passing through trial, "My temptation is from God;" for God is incapable of being tempted to do evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Of God (ἀπὸ Θεοῦ)

Lit., from God. Not by God, as the direct agent, but by agency proceeding from God. Compare Matthew 4:1, where the direct agency, "by the spirit," "by the devil," is expressed by ὑπό.

Cannot be tempted (ἀπείραστος ἐστι)

Lit., is incapable of being tempted. But some of the best expositors render is unversed in, evil things, as better according both with the usage of the word and with the context, since the question is not of God's being tempted, but of God's tempting. Rev. gives this in margin. Ἀπείραστος, only here in New Testament.

Neither tempteth he (πειράζει δὲ αὐτὸς)

The A. V. fails to render αὐτὸς: "He himself tempteth no man." So Rev.

James 1:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

no man.

James 1:2,12 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations...

Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Isaiah 63:17 O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake...

Habakkuk 2:12,13 Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!...

Romans 9:19,20 You will say then to me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted his will...

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evil. or, evils.

Cross References
Genesis 22:1
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."

Matthew 4:7
Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

James 1:14
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

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