James 4:6
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
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to 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.

Christian Standard Bible
But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, God treats us with even greater kindness, just as the Scriptures say, "God opposes everyone who is proud, but he blesses all who are humble with undeserved grace."

Good News Translation
But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to 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?'
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 men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up,' then He will save the lowly.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.

Proverbs 3:34
He mocks the mockers, but gives grace to the humble.

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 bring you back.

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 unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me…

Exodus 15:9,10
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them…

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

giveth grace.

2 Chronicles 32:26
Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 33:12,19,23
And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, …

2 Chronicles 34:27
Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He gives [us]
δίδωσιν (didōsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

more
μείζονα (meizona)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

grace.
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

This is why
διὸ (dio)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1352: Wherefore, on which account, therefore. From dia and hos; through which thing, i.e. Consequently.

it says:
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

opposes
ἀντιτάσσεται (antitassetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 498: From anti and the middle voice of tasso; to range oneself against, i.e. Oppose.

[the] proud,
ὑπερηφάνοις (hyperēphanois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5244: Proud, arrogant, disdainful. From huper and phaino; appearing above others, i.e. haughty.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

gives
δίδωσιν (didōsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

grace
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

to [the] humble.”
ταπεινοῖς (tapeinois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5011: Humble, lowly, in position or spirit (in a good sense). Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. humiliated.
(6) But he giveth more grace--i.e., because of this very presence of the Holy Ghost within us. He, as the author and conveyer of all good gifts, in their mystic seven-fold order (Isaiah 11:2) adds to the wasted treasure, and so aids the weakest in his strife with sin, resisting the proud, lest he be led to destruction (Proverbs 16:18), and helping the humble, lest he be "wearied and faint in his mind" (Hebrews 12:3).

God resisteth the proud . . .--Excepting "God," instead of "Lord," this is an exact quotation from the LXX. version of Proverbs 3:34, which reads in our Bibles, "Surely He scorneth the scorners, but He giveth grace unto the lowly." It is again brought forward by St. Peter (1Peter 5:5), and seems to have been a common saying--"a maxim of the wise that had become, as it were, a law of life."

Verse 6. - God resisteth the proud. The connection of this with ver. 4 is very close, and is favorable to the view taken above as to the meaning of the first clause of ver. 5, as the words appear to be cited in support of the statement that whosoever would be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. The quotation is from Proverbs 3:34, LXX., Κύριος ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται, ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσι χάριν. St. James's version agrees with this exactly, except that it has ὁ Θεὸς instead of Κύριος (the Hebrew has simply "he," ran). The passage is also quoted in precisely the same form by St. Peter (1 Peter 5:5), and with Θεὸς instead of ὁ Θεός by St. Clement of Rome. In St. Peter the quotation is followed by the injunction, "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God .... Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom withstand (ω΅ι ἀντίστητε) steadfast in the faith." There is clearly a connection between this passage and the one before us in St. James, which proceeds, "Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil (ἀντίστητε δὲ τῷ διαβόλῳ), and he will flee from you." This passage, it will be felt, is the simpler, and therefore, probably, the earlier of the two (cf. James 1:3). 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.
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