PEIRASMOS - the meaning of the word

From: Dmitriy Reznik (
Date: Thu Jun 17 1999 - 12:57:17 EDT

Dear friends,

Could you please help me to understand the usage of PEIRASMOS (and
PEIRAZW)in James? In Ja 1:1-2 and 1:12 it seems to be a positive thing and
is usually translated as "trial". But in Ja 1:13-14 it becomes something
bad and is translated as "temptation". How can it be that the same word in
the same context has different meanings and is translated with different

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