Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

American

Hastings

Morish

Images James 4:8

Prayers for 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 make your hearts pure, you who are half-hearted towards God. 9 Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.


Cross References

1 Peter 1:22

Now that, through your obedience to the truth, you have purified your souls for cherishing sincere brotherly love, you must love another heartily and fervently.

James 1:8

such a one is a man of two minds, undecided in every step he takes.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3-7

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3-16

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3-27

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

1 John 3:3-2

And every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is.

Matthew 12:33

"Either grant the tree to be wholesome and its fruit wholesome, or the tree poisonous and its fruit poisonous; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Matthew 15:2

"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders by not washing their hands before meals?"

Matthew 23:25-26

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you wash clean the outside of the cup or dish, while within they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Matthew 27:24

So when he saw that he could gain nothing, but that on the contrary there was a riot threatening, he called for water and washed his hands in sight of them all, saying, "I am not responsible for this murder: you must answer for it."

Luke 11:39-40

The Master however said to him, "Here we see how you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup or plate, while your secret hearts are full of greed and selfishness.

Acts 15:9

and He made no difference between us and them, in that He cleansed their hearts by their faith.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.

1 Timothy 2:8

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

Hebrews 7:19

for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 10:22

let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water.

1 Peter 3:21

And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 3:21

And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 3:21

And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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