Temptation — being stressed, pierced to the limits. In James 1 it says that no one is to accuse God of bringing stress to their temper, their limits.
God is limitless, he is untestable with badness, and he tests no one that way.
Rather, temptation means we are drawn away of our own coveting or cupidity (self-love) — chamad in Hebrew, epithumeo in Greek — our own heated yearning and become deluded, entrapped. Then when the yearning conceives, it gives birth to sin, and sin ultimately to death.
A related word is batsa in Hebrew, pleonexia in Greek — one who is covetous, literally, one who "cuts off" what is another's, who "exceeds" a (rightful) holding.
Click here for further "apparent" contradictions in KJV's English, when God "tempted" Abraham in Genesis 22, the use of the word "temptation" in Deuteronomy 4:34, and in the well known Lord's Prayer.