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.
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:
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:13 But let no man who is tempted - To sin. Say, I am tempted of God - God thus tempteth no man.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
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Some time later, God tested Abraham's faith. "Abraham!" God called. "Yes," he replied. "Here I am."
Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'You must not test the LORD your God.'"
Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.
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