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12 kBlessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive lthe crown of life mwhich the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, nwhen desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, obrings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 pEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, qwith whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 rOf His own will He brought us forth by the sword of truth, tthat we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
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