James 4:6
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New International Version
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."

New Living Translation
But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."

English Standard Version
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Berean Study Bible
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Berean Literal Bible
But He gives greater grace. Therefore it says: "God opposes the proud, but 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 Bible
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Holman Christian Standard 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."

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But our Lord gives us more grace; therefore, he said, “God humbles the proud and he gives grace to the humble.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God shows us even more kindness. Scripture says, "God opposes arrogant people, but he is kind to humble people."

New American Standard 1977
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

King James 2000 Bible
But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

American King James Version
But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he giveth greater grace. Wherefore he saith: God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Darby Bible Translation
But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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."

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

Young's 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?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-10 Since all wars and fightings come from the corruptions of our own hearts, it is right to mortify those lusts that war in the members. Wordly and fleshly lusts are distempers, which will not allow content or satisfaction. Sinful desires and affections stop prayer, and the working of our desires toward God. And let us beware that we do not abuse or misuse the mercies received, by the disposition of the heart when prayers are granted When men ask of God prosperity, they often ask with wrong aims and intentions. If we thus seek the things of this world, it is just in God to deny them. Unbelieving and cold desires beg denials; and we may be sure that when prayers are rather the language of lusts than of graces, they will return empty. Here is a decided warning to avoid all criminal friendships with this world. Worldly-mindedness is enmity to God. An enemy may be reconciled, but enmity never can be reconciled. A man may have a large portion in things of this life, and yet be kept in the love of God; but he who sets his heart upon the world, who will conform to it rather than lose its friendship, is an enemy to God. So that any one who resolves at all events to be upon friendly terms with the world, must be the enemy of God. Did then the Jews, or the loose professors of Christianity, think the Scripture spake in vain against this worldly-mindedness? or does the Holy Spirit who dwells in all Christians, or the new nature which he creates, produce such fruit? Natural corruption shows itself by envying. The spirit of the world teaches us to lay up, or lay out for ourselves, according to our own fancies; God the Holy Spirit teaches us to be willing to do good to all about us, as we are able. The grace of God will correct and cure the spirit by nature in us; and where he gives grace, he gives another spirit than that of the world. The proud resist God: in their understanding they resist the truths of God; in their will they resist the laws of God; in their passions they resist the providence of God; therefore, no wonder that God resists the proud. How wretched the state of those who make God their enemy! God will give more grace to the humble, because they see their need of it, pray for it are thankful for it, and such shall have it. Submit to God, ver. 7. Submit your understanding to the truth of God; submit your wills to the will of his precept, the will of his providence. Submit yourselves to God, for he is ready to do you good. If we yield to temptations, the devil will continually follow us; but if we put on the whole armour of God, and stand out against him, he will leave us. Let sinners then submit to God, and seek his grace and favour; resisting the devil. All sin must be wept over; here, in godly sorrow, or, hereafter, in eternal misery. And the Lord will not refuse to comfort one who really mourns for sin, or to exalt one who humbles himself before him.
Study Bible
Warning against Pride
5Or do you think the Scripture says without reason that the Spirit He caused to dwell in us yearns with envy? 6But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: “- God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.…
Cross References
Job 22:29
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.

Psalm 138:6
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

Proverbs 3:34
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 54:7
"For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

Matthew 13:12
Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

Matthew 23:12
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.

1 Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way, submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Treasury of Scripture

But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

God.

Exodus 10:3,4 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said …

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the …

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; …

Job 40:10-12 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself …

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the …

Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.

Proverbs 6:16,17 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him…

Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Isaiah 2:11,12,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men …

Isaiah 10:8-14 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings…

Isaiah 16:6,7 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his …

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, …

Daniel 5:20-23 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, …

Matthew 23:12 And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall …

Luke 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

giveth grace.

2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, …

2 Chronicles 33:12,19,23 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled …

2 Chronicles 34:27 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before …

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; …

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

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