But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom, she took the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate it.
2 Samuel 11:4
Then David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her. (Now she had just purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned home.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone.
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.
Chapter Outline1. James greets the twelve tribes among the nations;
2. exhorts to rejoice in trials and temptations;
5. to ask patience of God;
13. and in our trials not to impute our weakness, or sins, to him,
19. but rather to hearken to the word, to meditate on it, and to do thereafter.
26. Otherwise men may seem, but never be, truly religious.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
James 4:1, 2
2 Samuel 11:2, 3
1 Kings 21:2-4
Matthew 15:18, 20
Romans 7:11, 13
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