James 1:13
Modern Translations
New International Version
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

New Living Translation
And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.

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.

Berean Study Bible
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone.

New American Standard Bible
No one is to say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

NASB 1995
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

NASB 1977
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

Amplified Bible
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

Christian Standard Bible
No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one undergoing a trial should say, "I am being tempted by God." For God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn't tempt anyone.

Contemporary English Version
Don't blame God when you are tempted! God cannot be tempted by evil, and he doesn't use evil to tempt others.

Good News Translation
If we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, "This temptation comes from God." For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When someone is tempted, he shouldn't say that God is tempting him. God can't be tempted by evil, and God doesn't tempt anyone.

International Standard Version
When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

NET Bible
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Classic Translations
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:

New King James Version
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.

King James 2000 Bible
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man:

New Heart English Bible
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

World English Bible
Let no man say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God can't be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

American King James Version
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts 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:

A Faithful Version
Do not let anyone who is tempted say, "I am being tempted by God" because God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself tempts no one with evil.

Darby Bible Translation
Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one.

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:

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Let no man say when hee is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God can not bee tempted with euill, neither tempteth he any man.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God can not be tempted with euyl, neither tempteth he any man:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Let no man saye when he is tempted, yt he is tempted of God. For God tepteth not vnto euell, nether tepteth he eny man.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Let no man saye when he is tepted that he is tempted of God. For God tepteth not vnto evyll nether tepteth he anie ma.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Let no one who is being tempted say, “I am tempted from God,” for God is not tempted by evils, and Himself tempts no one,

Berean Literal Bible
Let no one being tempted say, "I am being tempted by God." For God is unable to be tempted by evils, and He Himself tempts no one.

Young's Literal Translation
Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,

Smith's Literal Translation
Let none say being tempted, that I am tempted of God: for God is not tempted of evils, and he tempts none:

Literal Emphasis Translation
Let no man say when he is being tempted, “I am being tempted from God.” For God is not able to be tempted with evils; and He Himself tempts no one.

Catholic Translations
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.

Catholic Public Domain Version
No one should say, when he is tempted, that he was tempted by God. For God does not entice toward evils, and he himself tempts no one.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man should not say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”, for God is not acquainted with evil and he does not tempt a man.

Lamsa Bible
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt any man:

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
Let no one say, when he is tempted, My temptation is from God; for God can not be tempted by evils, and he himself tempts no man.

Godbey New Testament
Let no one being tempted say, I am tempted from God. For God can not be tempted with evils, and he tempts no one:

Haweis New Testament
Let no man under temptation say, I am tempted of God: for God is incapable of temptation from evils, and he tempteth no man:

Mace New Testament
Let no man under temptation, say, it is God that tempts him; for as he is incapable of moral evil, he can't influence any one thereto.

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.

Worrell New Testament
Let no one, when tempted, say, "I am tempted from God"; for God cannot be tempted with evils, and He Himself tempteth no one.

Worsley New Testament
Let no one that is tempted say, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted by evils, and He tempteth no one.








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