Parallel Verses

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 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 [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].

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.

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.

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!

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

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Hastings

Morish

Images James 4:8

Prayers for James 4:8

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

7 So submit to God. But 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 make your hearts pure, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 15:2

He met Asa and told him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin! The Lord is with you when you are loyal to him. If you seek him, he will respond to you, but if you reject him, he will reject you.

Malachi 3:7

From the days of your ancestors you have ignored my commandments and have not kept them! Return to me, and I will return to you," says the Lord who rules over all. "But you say, 'How should we return?'

Zechariah 1:3

Therefore say to the people: The Lord who rules over all says, "Turn to me," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will turn to you," says the Lord who rules over all.

Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!

1 Peter 1:22

You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.

James 1:8

since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure).

Genesis 18:23

Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked?

1 Chronicles 28:9

"And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one's thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.

Job 17:9

But the righteous man holds to his way, and the one with clean hands grows stronger.

Psalm 18:20

The Lord repaid me for my godly deeds; he rewarded my blameless behavior.

Psalm 24:4

The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them.

Psalm 26:6

I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O Lord,

Psalm 51:6-7

Look, you desire integrity in the inner man; you want me to possess wisdom.

Psalm 51:10

Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me!

Psalm 73:13

I concluded, "Surely in vain I have kept my motives pure and maintained a pure lifestyle.

Psalm 73:28

But as for me, God's presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign Lord my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done.

Isaiah 1:15-16

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I look the other way; when you offer your many prayers, I do not listen, because your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 13:15

Everyone who is caught will be stabbed; everyone who is seized will die by the sword.

Isaiah 29:13

The sovereign master says, "These people say they are loyal to me; they say wonderful things about me, but they are not really loyal to me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual.

Jeremiah 4:11

"At that time the people of Judah and Jerusalem will be told, 'A scorching wind will sweep down from the hilltops in the desert on my dear people. It will not be a gentle breeze for winnowing the grain and blowing away the chaff.

Jeremiah 4:14

"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?

Ezekiel 18:31

Throw away all your sins you have committed and fashion yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why should you die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 36:25-27

I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.

Hosea 6:1-2

"Come on! Let's return to the Lord! He himself has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us! He has injured us, but he will bandage our wounds!

Matthew 12:33

"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is known by its fruit.

Matthew 15:2

"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat."

Matthew 23:25-26

"Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, "I am innocent of this man's blood. You take care of it yourselves!"

Luke 11:39-40

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

Acts 15:9

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

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that could defile the body and the spirit, and thus accomplish holiness out of reverence for God.

1 Timothy 2:8

So I want the men to pray in every place, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute.

Hebrews 7:19

for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 10:22

let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.

1 Peter 3:21

And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you -- not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God -- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Job 9:30

If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands clean with lye,

Job 16:17

although there is no violence in my hands and my prayer is pure.

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