Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.

New American Standard Bible

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.

International Standard Version

You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

A Conservative Version

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is hatred of God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

American Standard Version

Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.

Amplified

You adulteresses [disloyal sinners—flirting with the world and breaking your vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend [that is, loving the things of the world] is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

An Understandable Version

You people who have become unfaithful to God, do you not know that being [intimate] friends with the world [of sin] means hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever determines to be an [intimate] friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

Anderson New Testament

Adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friend ship of the world is enmity to God? Whoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world, is an enemy of God.

Bible in Basic English

O you who are false to God, do you not see that the friends of this world are not God's friends? Every man desiring to be a friend of this world makes himself a hater of God.

Common New Testament

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Degenerate race, don't you know that friendship with vice is hostility against heaven. he that is a friend to the vicious world, is an enemy to God.

Darby Translation

Adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore is minded to be the friend of the world is constituted enemy of God.

Godbey New Testament

O adulteresses, do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity to God? Whosoever therefore may wish to be the friend of the world renders himself the enemy of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

You renegades! Do you not know that the friendship of the world means enmity with God? So whoever wishes to be the world's friend declares himself God's enemy.

John Wesley New Testament

Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not, that the friendship of the world is enmity against God? Whosoever therefore desireth to be a friend of the world, is an enemy of God.

Julia Smith Translation

Adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is the enmity of God? whoever therefore would wish to be the friend of the world is set the enemy of God.

King James 2000

You adulterers and adulteresses, know you 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes [himself] an enemy of God.

Modern King James verseion

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever desires to be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye adulterers, and women that break matrimony: know ye not how that the friendship of the world is enmity to Godward? Whosoever will be friend of the world, is made the enemy of God.

Moffatt New Testament

(Wanton creatures! do you not know that the world's friendship means enmity to God? Whoever, then, chooses to be the world's friend, turns enemy to God.

Montgomery New Testament

You adulteresses, do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity to God? Whoever, then, desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself and enemy of God.

New Heart English Bible

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Noyes New Testament

Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore chooseth to be a friend of the world, becometh an enemy of God.

Sawyer New Testament

Adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity against God? Whoever therefore wishes to be a friend of the world, is made an enemy of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Adulteresses! Know ye not that, the friendship of the world, is, enmity to God? Whosoever, therefore, is minded to be, a friend, of the world, an enemy of God, doth constitute himself.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity against God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is set down an enemy to God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Unfaithful people! Do not you know that to be friends with the world means to be at enmity with God? Therefore whoever chooses to be friends with the world makes himself an enemy to God.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

You unfaithful women, do you not know that friendship with the world means enmity to God? Therefore whoever is bent on being friendly with the world makes himself an enemy to God.

Williams New Testament

You faithless wives! Do you not know that the friendship of the world means enmity with God? So whoever wants to be a friend to the world puts himself down as an enemy to God.

World English Bible

You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Worrell New Testament

Adulteresses! know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever, therefore, purposes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Adulterers and adulteresses! have ye not known that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever, then, may counsel to be a friend of the world, an enemy of God he is set.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μοιχός 
Moichos 
Usage: 3

and

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

μοιχαλίς 
Moichalis 
Usage: 4

know ye
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

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

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

φιλία 
Philia 
Usage: 1

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109
Usage: 109

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
καθίστημι 
Kathistemi 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
make, make ruler, ordain, be, appoint, conduct, set
Usage: 585
Usage: 15

ἔχθρα 
Echthra 
Usage: 6

with God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

will
βούλομαι 
Boulomai 
will, would, be minded, intend, be disposed, be willing, list, of his own will
Usage: 31

be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

a friend
φίλος 
Philos 
Usage: 11

the enemy
ἐχθρός 
Echthros 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 4:4

Images James 4:4

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

3 you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions. 4 Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy. 5 Or do you think the scripture means nothing when it says, "The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning"?


Cross References

John 15:19

If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.

Romans 8:7

because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

Genesis 3:15

And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring's heel."

Psalm 21:8

You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you.

Psalm 50:18

When you see a thief, you join him; you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives.

Psalm 73:27

Yes, look! Those far from you die; you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you.

Isaiah 57:3

But approach, you sons of omen readers, you offspring of adulteresses and prostitutes!

Jeremiah 2:2

"Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: 'This is what the Lord says: "I have fond memories of you, how devoted you were to me in your early years. I remember how you loved me like a new bride; you followed me through the wilderness, through a land that had never been planted.

Jeremiah 9:2

I wish I had a lodging place in the desert where I could spend some time like a weary traveler. Then I would desert my people and walk away from them because they are all unfaithful to God, a congregation of people that has been disloyal to him.

Hosea 3:1

The Lord said to me, "Go, show love to your wife again, even though she loves another man and continually commits adultery. Likewise, the Lord loves the Israelites although they turn to other gods and love to offer raisin cakes to idols."

Matthew 6:24

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 12:39

But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Matthew 16:4

A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." Then he left them and went away.

Luke 19:27

But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!'"

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.

John 15:23-24

The one who hates me hates my Father too.

John 17:14

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

Romans 5:10

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?

Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

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