James 1:16
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New International Version
Don't be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

New Living Translation
So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.

English Standard Version
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not be misled, my beloved brothers.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

King James Bible
Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be deceived, my dearly loved brothers.

International Standard Version
Do not be deceived, my dear brothers.

NET Bible
Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not go astray, my beloved brethren.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My dear brothers and sisters, don't be fooled.

New American Standard 1977
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not err, my beloved brethren.

King James 2000 Bible
Do not err, my beloved brethren.

American King James Version
Do not err, my beloved brothers.

American Standard Version
Be not deceived, my beloved brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
Do not err, my beloved brethren.

English Revised Version
Be not deceived, my beloved brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be deceived, my dearly-loved brethren.

World English Bible
Don't be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not led astray, my brethren beloved;
Study Bible
Good and Perfect Gifts
15Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. 16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,

James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds,

James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

James 2:1
My brothers, as you hold out your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, do not show favoritism.

James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?

James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 3:1
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

James 3:10
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.
Treasury of Scripture

Do not err, my beloved brothers.


Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, …

Mark 12:24,27 And Jesus answering said to them, Do you not therefore err, because …

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

Colossians 2:4,8 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words…

2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection …


James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and …

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

(16) Do not err, my beloved brethren.--Thus far James the Wise has declared what God is not, what qualities are alien to Him; but this is only a negative aspect of the truth, and he now would show the positive--namely, that God is the Author of all and every good. And this lesson he introduces with a caution to his brethren beloved, not to err. He is most earnest and emphatic. "Be not ye deceived," however much the world may wander in delusive paths. A marked change from the dreadful tenor of the last verse is here made to bright reflections on the gifts of God; and a new incentive to endurance is found in the happy thoughts of His goodness.

Verses 16-18. - The connection of thought with what goes before appears to be this. God cannot be the author of temptation, which thus leads to sin and death, because all good and perfect gifts, and these only, come from him. Verse 16. - Do not err; better, be act deceived; μὴ πλανᾶσθε. The same formula is also found in 1 Corinthians 6:9; 15:83; Galatians 6:7. Do not err, my beloved brethren. For to make God the author of sin, or to charge him with being concerned in temptation to sin, is a very great error, a fundamental one, which strikes at the nature and being of God, and at the perfection of his holiness: it is a denying of him, and is one of those damnable errors and heresies, which bring upon men swift destruction; and therefore to be guarded against, rejected, and abhorred by all that profess any regard unto him, his name and glory. 16. Do not err in attributing to God temptation to evil; nay (as he proceeds to show), "every good," all that is good on earth, comes from God.1:12-18 It is not every man who suffers, that is blessed; but he who with patience and constancy goes through all difficulties in the way of duty. Afflictions cannot make us miserable, if it be not our own fault. The tried Christian shall be a crowned one. The crown of life is promised to all who have the love of God reigning in their hearts. Every soul that truly loves God, shall have its trials in this world fully recompensed in that world above, where love is made perfect. The commands of God, and the dealings of his providence, try men's hearts, and show the dispositions which prevail in them. But nothing sinful in the heart or conduct can be ascribed to God. He is not the author of the dross, though his fiery trial exposes it. Those who lay the blame of sin, either upon their constitution, or upon their condition in the world, or pretend they cannot keep from sinning, wrong God as if he were the author of sin. Afflictions, as sent by God, are designed to draw out our graces, but not our corruptions. The origin of evil and temptation is in our own hearts. Stop the beginnings of sin, or all the evils that follow must be wholly charged upon us. God has no pleasure in the death of men, as he has no hand in their sin; but both sin and misery are owing to themselves. As the sun is the same in nature and influences, though the earth and clouds, often coming between, make it seem to us to vary, so God is unchangeable, and our changes and shadows are not from any changes or alterations in him. What the sun is in nature, God is in grace, providence, and glory; and infinitely more. As every good gift is from God, so particularly our being born again, and all its holy, happy consequences come from him. A true Christian becomes as different a person from what he was before the renewing influences of Divine grace, as if he were formed over again. We should devote all our faculties to God's service, that we may be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.
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