Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Holman Bible

You ask and don't receive because you ask wrongly, so that you may spend it on your desires for pleasure.

International Standard Version

You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason for your own pleasure.

A Conservative Version

Ye ask, and do not receive, because ye ask wrongly, so that ye may spend on your pleasures.

American Standard Version

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your pleasures.

Amplified

[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.

An Understandable Version

[When] you do ask, you do not receive it, because you ask from wrong motives, [just] so you can satisfy your own pleasures.

Anderson New Testament

You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your passions.

Bible in Basic English

You make your request but you do not get it, because your request has been wrongly made, desiring the thing only so that you may make use of it for your pleasure.

Common New Testament

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Daniel Mace New Testament

you would not obtain it, because you wickedly request to have your passions gratified.

Darby Translation

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may consume it in your pleasures.

Godbey New Testament

you ask, and you receive not, because you ask wickedly, that you may expend it in your pleasures.

Goodspeed New Testament

You ask and fail to get them because you ask with wrong motives, to spend them on your pleasures.

John Wesley New Testament

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may expend it on your pleasures.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask wickedly that ye might expend upon your sensual pleasures.

King James 2000

You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your lusts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, in order that you may spend [it] on your pleasures.

Modern King James verseion

You ask and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your lusts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, even to consume it upon your voluptuousness.

Moffatt New Testament

you do ask and you do not get it, because you ask with the wicked intention of spending it on your pleasures.

Montgomery New Testament

You continue to ask and do not receive, because you are asking with a wrong purpose, in order to spend it upon your pleasures.

NET Bible

you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.

New Heart English Bible

You ask, and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

you ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, to expend on your pleasures.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye ask and receive not, because that, basely, ye ask, in order that, in your pleasures, ye may spend it .

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye ask, and receive nothing, because ye ask vilely, in order to consume it on your sensual appetites.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You ask, yet do not receive, because you ask for a wrong purpose--to spend what you get upon your pleasures.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

or you pray and yet do not receive, because you pray wrongly, your object being to waste what you get on some pleasure or another.

Williams New Testament

You ask and fail to get them, because you ask with evil, selfish motives, to spend them on your pleasures.

World English Bible

You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.

Worrell New Testament

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it on your pleasures.

Worsley New Testament

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask wickedly; that ye may spend it in your pleasures.

Youngs Literal Translation

ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

ye ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

κακῶς 
Kakos 
Usage: 12

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

δαπανάω 
Dapanao 
spend, be at charges with, consume
Usage: 4

it upon
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

Devotionals

Devotionals containing James 4:3

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Prayers for James 4:3

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

2 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. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 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.


Cross References

1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

1 John 3:22

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Psalm 18:41

They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Job 27:8-10

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Job 35:12

There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Psalm 66:18-19

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Proverbs 1:28

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Isaiah 1:15-16

And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

Jeremiah 11:11

Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.

Jeremiah 11:14

Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

Jeremiah 14:12

When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

Micah 3:4

Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

Zechariah 7:13

Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

Mark 10:38

But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

Luke 15:13

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

Luke 15:30

But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 16:1-2

And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

James 1:6-7

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 4:1

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

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