James 4:6



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

International Standard Version

But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."

A Conservative Version

But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, God is opposed to the arrogant, but gives grace to the lowly.

American Standard Version

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture'saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Amplified

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).

An Understandable Version

But He gives [us] more unearned favor [i.e., to overcome the world]. Therefore, the Scripture says [Prov. 3:34], "God opposes proud people, but gives unearned favor to those who are humble."

Anderson New Testament

But he gives more grace. "Wherefore he says: God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.

Bible in Basic English

But he gives more grace. So that the Writings say, God is against the men of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low before him.

Common New Testament

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Daniel Mace New Testament

on the contrary, he heaps his favours upon you. wherefore 'tis said, "God defeats the proud, but is gracious to the humble."

Darby Translation

But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.

Godbey New Testament

and he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

Goodspeed New Testament

But he gives all the greater blessing. As the Scripture says, "God opposes haughty persons, but he blesses humble-minded ones."

John Wesley New Testament

But he giveth greater grace: therefore it saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

Julia Smith Translation

And he gives greater grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

King James 2000

But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Modern King James verseion

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says, God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but giveth more grace?

Moffatt New Testament

Yet he gives grace more and more: thus it is said, The haughty God opposes, but to the humble he gives grace.

Montgomery New Testament

But he gives more and more grace. therefore it is said, God ever resists the proud; but to the humble he gives grace continually.

NET Bible

But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."

New Heart English Bible

But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

New simplified Bible

But he gives more grace. The scripture said, God resists the proud, but gives grace (loving-kindness) to the humble.

Noyes New Testament

but he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."

Sawyer New Testament

But he gives more grace; wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit he giveth, greater, favour. Wherefore it saith - God, against the haughty, arrayeth himself, Whereas, unto the lowly, he giveth favour.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he giveth mightier grace. Wherefore he saith, "God sets himself against the proud, but giveth grace to the lowly."

Twentieth Century New Testament

No; the gift that God gives is for a nobler end; and that is why it is said--'God is opposed to the haughty, but gives help to the humble.'

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

But He gives more abundant grace, as is implied in His saying, "God sets Himself against the haughty, but to the lowly He gives grace."

Williams New Testament

But He gives a greater spiritual blessing. He says, "God opposes haughty people but blesses humble people."

World English Bible

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Worrell New Testament

But He giveth more grace Wherefore, the Scripture says, "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."

Worsley New Testament

No, He giveth more grace: wherefore it is said, God resisteth the proud, but sheweth favor to the humble.

Youngs Literal Translation

and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, 'God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

he giveth
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

μέγας 
megas 
great , loud ,
Usage: 167

χάρις 
Charis 
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151
Usage: 151

διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

ἀντιτάσσομαι 
Antitassomai 
Usage: 5

the proud
ὑπερήφανος 
Huperephanos 
Usage: 5

but
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 4:6

Images James 4:6

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"? 6 But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." 7 Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:34

Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.

1 Peter 5:5

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

Job 22:29

"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.

Psalm 138:6

For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

Matthew 23:12

"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Exodus 10:3-4

Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exodus 15:9-10

"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Exodus 18:11

"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."

1 Samuel 2:3

"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

2 Chronicles 32:26

However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 33:12

When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also and how God was entreated by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and erected the Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the Hozai.

2 Chronicles 33:23

Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD as his father Manasseh had done, but Amon multiplied guilt.

2 Chronicles 34:27

"Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you," declares the LORD.

Job 40:10-12

"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.

Psalm 9:12

For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 6:16-17

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Isaiah 2:11-12

The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 10:8-14

For it says, "Are not my princes all kings?

Isaiah 16:6-7

We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.

Isaiah 54:7

"For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Daniel 4:37

"Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride."

Daniel 5:20-23

"But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

Matthew 13:12

"For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

Luke 1:52

"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.

Luke 14:11

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 18:14

"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."



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