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Popular Bible verses from James 4

Found 17 Verses

James 4:7

Bible Rank: 218

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. NIV

So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. AMP

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. KJV


James 4:6

Bible Rank: 360

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble and oppressed." NIV

But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). [Prov. 3:34.] AMP

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. KJV


James 4:4

Bible Rank: 394

You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. NIV

You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God. AMP

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. KJV


James 4:1

Bible Rank: 662

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? NIV

WHAT LEADS to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members? AMP

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? KJV


James 4:8

Bible Rank: 678

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. NIV

Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery]. AMP

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. KJV


James 4:17

Bible Rank: 875

So then, if you know the good you ought to do and don't do it, you sin. NIV

So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin. AMP

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. KJV


James 4:13

Bible Rank: 1,308

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." NIV

Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a city and spend a year there and carry on our business and make money. AMP

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: KJV


James 4:14

Bible Rank: 1,527

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. NIV

Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air]. AMP

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. KJV


James 4:2

Bible Rank: 1,907

You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. NIV

You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask. [I John 3:15.] AMP

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. KJV


James 4:3

Bible Rank: 2,055

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. NIV

[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures. AMP

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. KJV


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