James 1:18

English Standard Version

18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (Jer2:3; Joh1:13; Ro8:19; Ga4:19; Eph1:12; 1Pe1:3; 1Pe1:23; Re14:4)

New International Version

18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

New Int. Readers Version

18 God chose to give us new birth through the message of truth. He wanted us to be the first and best of everything he created.

King James Version

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.