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Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.
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Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.
James 1:5 But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.
James 3:15,17 For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish. . . .
Genesis 41:16,38,39 Joseph answered: Without me, God shall give Pharao a prosperous answer. . . .
Exodus 4:11,12 The Lord said to him: Who made man's mouth? or who made the dumb and the deaf, the seeing and the blind? did not I? . . .
Exodus 31:3-6 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom and understanding, and knowledge in all manner of work, . . .
Exodus 36:1,2 Beseleel therefore, and Ooliab, and every wise man, to whom the Lord gave wisdom and understanding, to know how to work artificially, made the things that are necessary for the uses of the sanctuary, and which the Lord commanded. . . .
Numbers 11:17,25 That I may come down and speak with thee: and I will take of thy spirit, and will give to them, that they may bear with thee the burden of the people, and thou mayest not be burthened alone. . . .
1 Chronicles 22:12 The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the law of the Lord thy God.
1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, that he may keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy ceremonies, and do all things: and build the house, for which I have provided the charges.
2 Chronicles 1:11,12 And God said to Solomon: Because this choice hath pleased thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, and wealth, and glory, nor the lives of them that hate thee, nor many days of life: but hast asked wisdom and knowledge, to be able to judge my people, over which I have made thee king, . . .
Proverbs 2:6 He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that walk in simplicity,
Isaiah 28:26 For he will instruct him in judgment: his God will teach him.
Daniel 2:21,22,27-30 And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding: . . .
Matthew 7:11 If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?
Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .
Matthew 13:11,12 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .
Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him?
John 3:27 John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour. to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.
Acts 11:18 Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance, unto life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 11:30 For as you also in times past did not believe God, but now have obtained mercy, through their unbelief:
Romans 12:6-8 And having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us, either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith; . . .
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not received, and if thou hast received, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
1 Corinthians 12:4-12 Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit. . . .
Ephesians 2:3-5,8 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest: . . .
Ephesians 4:8-11 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. . . .
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him:
Titus 3:3-5 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .
1 John 4:10 In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
1 John 5:11,12 And this is the testimony that God hath given to us eternal life. And this life is in his Son. . . .
Genesis 1:2-5,14,15 And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters. . . .
Deuteronomy 4:19 Lest perhaps lifting up thy eyes to heaven, thou see the sun and the moon, and all the stars of heaven, and being deceived by error thou adore and serve them, which the Lord thy God created for the service of all the nations, that are under heaven.
Psalm 19:1-8 Unto the end. A Psalm for David.  The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. . . .
Psalm 84:11 For God loveth mercy and truth: the Lord will give grace and glory.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.
Isaiah 60:19 Thou shalt no more have the sun for thy light by day, neither shall the brightness of the moon enlighten thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee for an everlasting light, and thy God for thy glory.
John 1:9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.
John 8:12 Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your heart enlightened that you may know what the hope is of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
1 John 1:5 And this is the declaration which we have heard from him and declare unto you: That God is light and in him there is no darkness.
Revelation 21:23 And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it: and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.
Revelation 22:5 And night shall be no more. And they shall not need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall enlighten then. And they shall reign for ever and ever.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor is the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil?
1 Samuel 15:29 But the triumpher in Israel will not spare, and will not be moved to repentance: for he is not a man that he should repent.
Psalm 122:6 Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee.
Isaiah 46:10 Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:
Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, and I change not: and you the sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.
Hebrews 1:11,12 They shall perish: but thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment. . . .
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever.
ContextGood and Perfect Gifts
…16Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. 17Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration. 18For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.…
For the Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her fruit.
But thou art always the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.
Who made the great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever.
He revealeth deep and hidden things, and knoweth what is in darkness: and light is with him.
For I am the Lord, and I change not: and you the sons of Jacob are not consumed.
If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?
Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.
1 Timothy 6:16
Who only hath immortality and inhabiteth light inaccessible: whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.
For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.
But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.
1 John 1:5
And this is the declaration which we have heard from him and declare unto you: That God is light and in him there is no darkness.
Additional TranslationsEvery 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.
Every good act of giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of shifting.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning.
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.
Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.
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.
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.
Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
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;
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