Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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?

Amplified

Or do you think that the Scripture says to no purpose that the [human] spirit which He has made to dwell in us lusts with envy?

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?

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

Prayers for James 4:5

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

4 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. 5 Or think ye that the writing says vainly, That the spirit longs for envy, which dwelt in us? 6 And he gives greater grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.


Cross References

Genesis 6:5

And Jehovah will see that great the evil of man in the earth, and every formation of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the days.

Genesis 8:21

And Jehovah smelled a smell of sweetness; and Jehovah will say in his heart, I will not gather to curse the earth yet again on account of man; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth: and I will not gather yet again to smite every living thing according to which I did.

Genesis 26:14

And there will be to him possession of flocks, and possession of oxen, and service of many; and the Philistines will envy him.

Genesis 30:1

And Rachel will see that she shall not bring forth to Jacob, and Rachel will envy her sister, and will say to Jacob, Give me sons, and if not, I die.

Genesis 37:11

And his brethren will envy him; and his father observed the word.

Numbers 11:29

And Moses will say to him, Thou envying for me; and who will give all the people of Jehovah prophets? when Jehovah will give his spirit upon them.

Psalm 37:1

To David. Thou shalt not be angry at those doing evil, and thou shalt not envy those working iniquity.

Psalm 106:16

And they will be jealous. against Moses in the camp, against Aaron the holy of Jehovah.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the unjust one desired evil: his neighbor shall not be compassionated in his eyes.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

And I saw all the labor and all the success of the work, for this the jealousy of a man from his neighbor. Also this is vanity and striving of spirit.

Isaiah 11:13

And the jealousy of Ephraim was removed, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not press upon Ephraim.

John 7:42

Said not the writing, That of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the town where David was, Christ comes?

John 10:35

If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the writing cannot be loosed;

John 19:37

And again another writing. says, They shall look on whom they goaded.

Acts 7:9

And the patriarchs having been jealous, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

Romans 1:29

Having been filled with all injustice, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, badness; full of envy, slaughter, strife, deceit, malignity,

Romans 9:17

For the writing says to Pharaoh, That for this same have I raised thee up, so that I might show in thee my power, and so that my name might be announced in all the earth.

1 Corinthians 6:19

Or know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit in you, which ye have from God, and ye are not your own?

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what agreement to the temple of God with images? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God said, That I will dwell in them, and will go round about; and will be their God, and they shall be a people to me.

Galatians 3:8

And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised.

Titus 3:3

For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.

Genesis 4:5-6

And to Cain and to his offering he looked not: and Cain will be very angry, and his countenance will fall.

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