Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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].”

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.

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 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." 7 So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:34

Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5

In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

Job 22:29

When people are brought low and you say 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast;

Psalm 138:6

Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.

Matthew 23:12

And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Proverbs 29:23

A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.

Exodus 10:3-4

So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh and told him, "Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: 'How long do you refuse to humble yourself before me? Release my people so that they may serve me!

Exodus 15:9-10

The enemy said, 'I will chase, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire will be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods, for in the thing in which they dealt proudly against them he has destroyed them."

1 Samuel 2:3

Don't keep speaking so arrogantly, letting proud talk come out of your mouth! For the Lord is a God who knows; he evaluates what people do.

2 Chronicles 32:26

But then Hezekiah and the residents of Jerusalem humbled themselves and abandoned their pride, and the Lord was not angry with them for the rest of Hezekiah's reign.

2 Chronicles 33:12

In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

2 Chronicles 33:19

The Annals of the Prophets include his prayer, give an account of how the Lord responded to it, record all his sins and unfaithful acts, and identify the sites where he built high places and erected Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself.

2 Chronicles 33:23

He did not humble himself before the Lord as his father Manasseh had done. Amon was guilty of great sin.

2 Chronicles 34:27

You displayed a sensitive spirit and humbled yourself before God when you heard his words concerning this place and its residents. You humbled yourself before me, tore your clothes and wept before me, and I have heard you,' says the Lord.

Job 40:10-12

Adorn yourself, then, with majesty and excellency, and clothe yourself with glory and honor!

Psalm 9:12

For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed; he did not overlook their cry for help

Proverbs 6:16-17

There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord provides wise instruction, and before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward for humility and fearing the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Isaiah 2:11-12

Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

Proud men will be humiliated, arrogant men will be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 10:8-14

Indeed, he says: "Are not my officials all kings?

Isaiah 16:6-7

We have heard about Moab's pride, their great arrogance, their boasting, pride, and excess. But their boastful claims are empty!

Isaiah 54:7

"For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

Isaiah 57:15

For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, for all his deeds are right and his ways are just. He is able to bring down those who live in pride.

Daniel 5:20-23

And when his mind became arrogant and his spirit filled with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed from him.

Matthew 13:12

For whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

Luke 1:52

He has brought down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position;

Luke 14:11

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 18:14

I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

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