Parallel Verses

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 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?

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?"

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


Cross References

Genesis 6:5

But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.

Genesis 8:21

And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.

Genesis 26:14

He had so many sheep and cattle and such a great household of servants that the Philistines became jealous of him.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she could not give Jacob children, she became jealous of her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children or I'll die!"

Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what Joseph said.

Numbers 11:29

Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for me? I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!"

Psalm 37:1

By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!

Psalm 106:16

In the camp they resented Moses, and Aaron, the Lord's holy priest.

Proverbs 21:10

The appetite of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I considered all the skillful work that is done: Surely it is nothing more than competition between one person and another. This also is profitless -- like chasing the wind.

Isaiah 11:13

Ephraim's jealousy will end, and Judah's hostility will be eliminated. Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim.

John 7:42

Don't the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

John 10:35

If those people to whom the word of God came were called 'gods' (and the scripture cannot be broken),

John 19:37

And again another scripture says, "They will look on the one whom they have pierced."

Acts 7:9

The patriarchs, because they were jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him,

Romans 1:29

They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips,

Romans 9:17

For the scripture says to Pharaoh: "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate my power in you, and that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth."

1 Corinthians 6:19

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

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."

Galatians 3:8

And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, "All the nations will be blessed in you."

Titus 3:3

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.

Genesis 4:5-6

but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.

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