Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

King James Version

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Holman Bible

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people!

International Standard Version

Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

A Conservative Version

Approach God and he will approach you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinners, and purify the hearts, ye double-minded.

American Standard Version

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

Amplified

Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].

An Understandable Version

Come close to God and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinful people [i.e., this is an exhortation to repent of moral and spiritual corruption], and purify your hearts, you double-minded people.

Anderson New Testament

draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded men.

Bible in Basic English

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind.

Common New Testament

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Daniel Mace New Testament

address your selves to God, and you will find him present with you: cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, you that are diffident.

Darby Translation

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Godbey New Testament

draw nigh unto God, and he draws nigh unto you. Purify your hands, ye sinners; and cleanse your hearts, ye double-minded.

Goodspeed New Testament

Approach God, and he will approach you. Wash your hands, you sinners! Make your hearts pure, you doubters!

John Wesley New Testament

Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you: cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Julia Smith Translation

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinful; and purify the hearts, ye double souled.

King James 2000

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [you] sinners, and purify [your] hearts, [you] double-minded!

Modern King James verseion

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, double-minded ones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purge your hearts ye wavering minded.

Moffatt New Testament

draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Montgomery New Testament

Draw near to God And he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, And purify your hearts, you double-minded.

NET Bible

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.

New Heart English Bible

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Noyes New Testament

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

Sawyer New Testament

draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, purify your hearts, double-minded.

The Emphasized Bible

Draw near unto God, and he will draw near unto you. Cleanse hands, sinners! Chasten hearts, double souls!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Make clean your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Make your hands clean, you sinners; and your hearts pure, you vacillating men!

Webster

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Weymouth New Testament

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you who are half-hearted towards God.

Williams New Testament

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Get your hands clean, you sinners. Get your hearts purified, you double-minded.

World English Bible

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Worrell New Testament

Draw nigh to God, and He wild draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Worsley New Testament

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you: cleanse your hands, O sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Youngs Literal Translation

draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

he will draw nigh
ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

to you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

καθαρίζω 
Katharizo 
Usage: 18

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand, not tr
Usage: 149

ye sinners
ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

G48
ἁγνίζω 
Hagnizo 
Usage: 7

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 4:8

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Images James 4:8

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

7 Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 15:2

and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

Malachi 3:7

"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts. "But you say, 'How shall we return?'

Zechariah 1:3

"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts.

Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

1 Peter 1:22

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

James 1:8

being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Genesis 18:23

Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

1 Chronicles 28:9

"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Job 17:9

"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.

Psalm 18:20

The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 26:6

I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,

Psalm 51:6-7

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 73:13

Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;

Psalm 73:28

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

Isaiah 1:15-16

"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 13:15

Anyone who is found will be thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.

Isaiah 29:13

Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

Jeremiah 4:11

In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in the direction of the daughter of My people--not to winnow and not to cleanse,

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

Ezekiel 18:31

"Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 36:25-27

"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.

Hosea 6:1-2

"Come, let us return to the LORD For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.

Matthew 12:33

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Matthew 15:2

"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

Matthew 23:25-26

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.

Acts 15:9

and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

Hebrews 7:19

(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 10:22

let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

1 Peter 3:21

Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Job 9:30

"If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye,

Job 16:17

Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

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