Parallel Verses

Amplified

Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?

New American Standard Bible

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

King James Version

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Holman Bible

Or do you think it’s without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously?

International Standard Version

Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

A Conservative Version

Or think ye that the scripture says vainly, The spirit that he caused to dwell in us yearns with jealousy?

American Standard Version

Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain? Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?

An Understandable Version

Or, do you think that the Scripture says [this] for nothing? [Note: No specific passage is here cited, but the idea occurs in several Old Testament passages]. "The Holy Spirit, whom God has made to live in us, longs jealously [for us to be faithful to God]."

Anderson New Testament

Do you suppose that the scripture speaks to no purpose? Does the Spirit that dwells in us incline to envy? No.

Bible in Basic English

Or does it seem to you that it is for nothing that the holy Writings say, The spirit which God put into our hearts has a strong desire for us?

Common New Testament

Or do you think that the Scripture says without reason: "He jealously desires the Spirit which he has made to dwell in us"?

Daniel Mace New Testament

or do you imagine that passage of scripture to be insignificant, "does the spirit that dwells in you, incite you to vice?"

Darby Translation

Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

Godbey New Testament

Whether do you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit who dwells in us fights against envy?

Goodspeed New Testament

Do you suppose the Scripture means nothing when it says, "He yearns jealously over the Spirit he has put in our hearts?"

John Wesley New Testament

Do ye think, that the scripture saith in vain, The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth against envy?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

Julia Smith Translation

Or think ye that the writing says vainly, That the spirit longs for envy, which dwelt in us?

King James 2000

Do you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or do you think that in vain the scripture says, "The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires jealously"?

Modern King James verseion

Do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us yearns to envy?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, "The spirit that dwelleth in you, lusteth even contrary to envy,"

Moffatt New Testament

What, do you consider this is an idle word of scripture? ??'He yearns jealously for the spirit he set within us.')

Montgomery New Testament

Or do you suppose that it is in vain that the Scripture says, "The spirit which has its home in us yearns over us unto jealousy?"

NET Bible

Or do you think the scripture means nothing when it says, "The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning"?

New Heart English Bible

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit which he made to dwell in us yearns jealously"?

Noyes New Testament

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, "Zealously doth the Spirit, which made its abode in us, long for us"?

Sawyer New Testament

Or do you suppose that the Scripture says in vain, The spirit which dwells in us desires to envy?

The Emphasized Bible

Or think ye that, in vain, the scripture speaketh? Is it, for envying, that the spirit which hath taken an abode within us doth crave?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Think ye that the scripture saith without meaning, The spirit which dwelleth in you strongly urges to envy?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do you suppose there is no meaning in the passage of Scripture which asks--'Is envy to result from the longings of the Spirit which God has implanted within you?'

Webster

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Weymouth New Testament

Or do you suppose that it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "The Spirit which He has caused to dwell in our hearts yearns jealously over us"?

Williams New Testament

Or, do you think that the Scripture means nothing when it says, "He jealously yearns for the Spirit that He causes to dwell in your hearts"?

World English Bible

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

Worrell New Testament

Or do ye think that the Scripture says in vain, "The spirit that dwells in us has jealous longings?"

Worsley New Testament

Do ye think the scripture speaks in vain? or does the Spirit that dwelleth in us, excite to envy?

Youngs Literal Translation

Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, 'To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Do
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

ye think
δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 764
Usage: 980

the scripture
γραφή 
Graphe 
Usage: 37

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

in vain
κενῶς 
Kenos 
in vain
Usage: 1

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

κατοικέω 
Katoikeo 
Usage: 40

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

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

ἐπιποθέω 
Epipotheo 
Usage: 9

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

Images James 4:5

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

4 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. 5 Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? 6 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).


Cross References

Genesis 6:5

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21

When the Lord smelled the pleasing odor [a scent of satisfaction to His heart], the Lord said to Himself, I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination (the strong desire) of man's heart is evil and wicked from his youth; neither will I ever again smite and destroy every living thing, as I have done.

Genesis 26:14

He owned flocks, herds, and a great supply of servants, and the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I will die!

Genesis 37:11

Joseph's brothers envied him and were jealous of him, but his father observed the saying and pondered over it.

Numbers 11:29

But Moses said to him, Are you envious or jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!

Psalm 37:1

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).

Psalm 106:16

They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron [the high priest], the holy one of the Lord.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul or life of the wicked craves and seeks evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw that all painful effort in labor and all skill in work comes from man's rivalry with his neighbor. This is also vanity, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Isaiah 11:13

The envy and jealousy of Ephraim also shall depart, and they who vex and harass Judah from outside or inside shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex and harass Ephraim.

John 7:42

Does not the Scripture tell us that the Christ will come from the offspring of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?

John 10:35

So men are called gods [by the Law], men to whom God's message came -- "and the Scripture cannot be set aside or cancelled or broken or annulled -- "

John 19:37

And again another Scripture says, They shall look on Him Whom they have pierced.

Acts 7:9

And the patriarchs [Jacob's sons], boiling with envy and hatred and anger, sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt; but God was with him,

Romans 1:29

Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers,

Romans 9:17

For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have raised you up for this very purpose of displaying My power in [dealing with] you, so that My name may be proclaimed the whole world over.

1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,

2 Corinthians 6:16

What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Galatians 3:8

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long beforehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed.

Titus 3:3

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

Genesis 4:5-6

But for Cain and his offering He had no respect or regard. So Cain was exceedingly angry and indignant, and he looked sad and depressed.

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