James 1:17
Strong's Lexicon
Every
πᾶσα (pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

good
δόσις (dosis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1394: A giving, gift, donation. From the base of didomi; a giving; by implication, a gift.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

perfect
τέλειον (teleion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5046: From telos; complete; neuter completeness.

gift
δώρημα (dōrēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1434: A gift, bounty. From doreomai; a bestowment.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

from above,
ἄνωθέν (anōthen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 509: From ano; from above; by analogy, from the first; by implication, anew.

coming down
καταβαῖνον (katabainon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατρὸς (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

of the heavenly lights,
φώτων (phōtōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

with
παρ’ (par’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

whom
()
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

there is
ἔνι (eni)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1762: Contraction for the third person singular present indicative of eneimi; impersonally, there is in or among.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

change
παραλλαγὴ (parallagē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3883: A change, variation, mutation. From a compound of para and allasso; transmutation, i.e. fickleness: variableness.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

shifting
τροπῆς (tropēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5157: A turning, change, mutation. From an apparently primary trepo to turn; a turn, i.e. Revolution.

shadow.
ἀποσκίασμα (aposkiasma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 644: From a compound of apo and a derivative of skia; a shading off, i.e. Obscuration.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

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

King James Bible
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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 Living Translation
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

English Standard Version
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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

King James Bible
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

International Standard Version
Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

NET Bible
All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.

American Standard Version
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

English Revised Version
Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

Young's Literal Translation
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;






Cross References
Psalm 85:12
Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

Psalm 102:27
But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Psalm 136:7
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Daniel 2:22
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Malachi 3:6
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Matthew 7:11
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:27
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

1 Timothy 6:16
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

James 3:15
This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
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