Parallel Verses

Amplified

But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].”

New American Standard Bible

But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

King James Version

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Holman Bible

But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says:

God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.

International Standard Version

But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."

A Conservative Version

But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, God is opposed to the arrogant, but gives grace to the lowly.

American Standard Version

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture'saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

An Understandable Version

But He gives [us] more unearned favor [i.e., to overcome the world]. Therefore, the Scripture says [Prov. 3:34], "God opposes proud people, but gives unearned favor to those who are humble."

Anderson New Testament

But he gives more grace. "Wherefore he says: God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.

Bible in Basic English

But he gives more grace. So that the Writings say, God is against the men of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low before him.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

on the contrary, he heaps his favours upon you. wherefore 'tis said, "God defeats the proud, but is gracious to the humble."

Darby Translation

But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.

Godbey New Testament

and he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

Goodspeed New Testament

But he gives all the greater blessing. As the Scripture says, "God opposes haughty persons, but he blesses humble-minded ones."

John Wesley New Testament

But he giveth greater grace: therefore it saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Julia Smith Translation

And he gives greater grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

King James 2000

But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says, God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but giveth more grace?

Moffatt New Testament

Yet he gives grace more and more: thus it is said, The haughty God opposes, but to the humble he gives grace.

Montgomery New Testament

But he gives more and more grace. therefore it is said, God ever resists the proud; but to the humble he gives grace continually.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Noyes New Testament

but he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."

Sawyer New Testament

But he gives more grace; wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit he giveth, greater, favour. Wherefore it saith - God, against the haughty, arrayeth himself, Whereas, unto the lowly, he giveth favour.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he giveth mightier grace. Wherefore he saith, "God sets himself against the proud, but giveth grace to the lowly."

Twentieth Century New Testament

No; the gift that God gives is for a nobler end; and that is why it is said--'God is opposed to the haughty, but gives help to the humble.'

Webster

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Weymouth New Testament

But He gives more abundant grace, as is implied in His saying, "God sets Himself against the haughty, but to the lowly He gives grace."

Williams New Testament

But He gives a greater spiritual blessing. He says, "God opposes haughty people but blesses humble people."

World English Bible

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Worrell New Testament

But He giveth more grace Wherefore, the Scripture says, "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."

Worsley New Testament

No, He giveth more grace: wherefore it is said, God resisteth the proud, but sheweth favor to the humble.

Youngs Literal Translation

and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, 'God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he giveth
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

χάρις 
Charis 
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151
Usage: 151

διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀντιτάσσομαι 
Antitassomai 
Usage: 5

the proud
ὑπερήφανος 
Huperephanos 
Usage: 5

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 4:6

Images James 4:6

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

5 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? 6 But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].” 7 So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:34


Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners,
Yet He gives His grace [His undeserved favor] to the humble [those who give up self-importance].

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron], for God is opposed to the proud [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], but He gives grace to the humble.

Job 22:29


“When you are cast down and humbled, you will speak with confidence,
And the humble person He will lift up and save.

Psalm 138:6


Though the Lord is exalted,
He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship];
But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.

Matthew 23:12

Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor.

Proverbs 29:23


A man’s pride and sense of self-importance will bring him down,
But he who has a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Exodus 10:3-4

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, so that they may serve Me.

Exodus 15:9-10


“The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied against them;
I will draw my sword, my hand shall dispossess them and drive them out.’

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods; indeed, it was proven when they acted insolently toward Israel [and the Lord showed Himself infinitely superior to all their gods].”

1 Samuel 2:3


“Do not go on boasting so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
For the Lord is a God of knowledge,
And by Him actions are weighed (examined).

2 Chronicles 32:26

However, Hezekiah humbled his proud heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come on them during the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 33:12

But when he was in distress, he sought the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also and how God heard him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the Hozai.

2 Chronicles 33:23

Further, he did not humble himself before the Lord as his father Manasseh [finally] had done, but Amon multiplied his guilt and his sin.

2 Chronicles 34:27

“Because your heart was gentle and penitent and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and its inhabitants, and humbled yourself before Me, and tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you,” declares the Lord.

Job 40:10-12


“Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity [since you question the Almighty],
And array yourself with honor and majesty.

Psalm 9:12


For He who avenges blood [unjustly shed] remembers them (His people);
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted and abused.

Proverbs 6:16-17


These six things the Lord hates;
Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him:

Proverbs 15:33


The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the instruction for wisdom [its starting point and its essence];
And before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 18:12


Before disaster the heart of a man is haughty and filled with self-importance,
But humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4


The reward of humility [that is, having a realistic view of one’s importance] and the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the Lord
Is riches, honor, and life.

Isaiah 2:11-12


The proud look of man will be degraded
And the arrogance of men will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17


Then the pride of man will be humbled
And the arrogance of men will be degraded;
The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 10:8-14


For Assyria says, “Are not my princes all kings?

Isaiah 16:6-7


We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride—
Even of his arrogance, his conceit, his rage,
His untruthful boasting.

Isaiah 54:7


“For a brief moment I abandoned you,
But with great compassion and mercy I will gather you [to Myself again].

Isaiah 57:15


For the high and exalted One
He who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy says this,
“I dwell on the high and holy place,
But also with the contrite and humble in spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the humble
And to revive the heart of the contrite [overcome with sorrow for sin].

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and faithful and His ways are just, and He is able to humiliate and humble those who walk in [self-centered, self-righteous] pride.”

Daniel 5:20-23

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

Matthew 13:12

For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him.

Luke 1:52


“He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And exalted those who were humble.

Luke 14:11

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled [before others], and he who habitually humbles himself (keeps a realistic self-view) will be exalted.”

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went to his home justified [forgiven of the guilt of sin and placed in right standing with God] rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.”

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