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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.
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."
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.
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 BibleWarning 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.…
When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up,' then He will save the lowly.
Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.
He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.
A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.
For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will bring you back.
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.
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
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.
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).
wherefore he saith; either the Spirit that gives more grace, or the Scripture, or God in the Scripture, in Proverbs 3:34,
God resisteth the proud: or scorns the scorners; he rejects them that trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others; that say, Stand by thyself, I am holier than thou; that are proud of themselves, their enjoyments, their gifts, their external righteousness, and holiness, and are full, and rich, and increased with goods, and stand in need of nothing; these he opposes, he sets himself against, he thrusts them away from him, he sends them away empty, and scatters them in the imagination of their own hearts; and in the things in which they deal proudly, he is above them; he sits in the heavens and laughs at them, and frustrates all their schemes:
but he giveth grace unto the humble; who are sensible of their own vileness and meanness, and acknowledge it; who think the meanest of themselves, and the best of others; and do not envy the gifts and graces of God bestowed upon others, but rejoice at them; and ascribe all they have, and are, to the free grace of God; and ingenuously confess the deficiency of their duties, and the insufficiency of their righteousness to justify them before God; and that when they have done all they can, or are assisted to do, they are but unprofitable servants: now to these God gives grace; he not only gives grace at first, to make them humble, but he gives them more grace, or increases what he gives: grace is God's gift; he gives all the grace that is in Christ, and all the blessings of grace that are in the covenant, and all the grace that is in the hearts of his people; as faith, hope, love, repentance, humility, patience, self-denial, resignation to his will, and every degree of spiritual knowledge; and grace is only his gift; men cannot give it to themselves, nor can the best of men give it to others; not godly parents to their children; nor ministers to those to whom they preach; no, nor the angels in heaven; nor is it to be obtained by the works of men: it is a free gift; it is given of the sovereign will and good pleasure of God, to whom, and when, and in what measure he pleases; to which he is not induced by any motives in men, for they have nothing in them to move him to it; and it is given by him absolutely, without conditions, not suspending it till the performance of them; and he gives it cheerfully and not grudgingly, largely, bountifully, and in great abundance.
giveth more grace—ever increasing grace; the farther ye depart from "envy" [Bengel].
he saith—The same God who causes His spirit to dwell in believers (Jas 4:5), by the Spirit also speaks in Scripture. The quotation here is probably from Pr 3:34; as probably Pr 21:10 was generally referred to in Jas 4:5. In Hebrew it is "scorneth the scorners," namely, those who think "Scripture speaketh in vain."
resisteth—literally, "setteth Himself in array against"; even as they, like Pharaoh, set themselves against Him. God repays sinners in their own coin. "Pride" is the mother of "envy" (Jas 4:5); it is peculiarly satanic, for by it Satan fell.
the proud—The Greek means in derivation one who shows himself above his fellows, and so lifts himself against God.
the humble—the unenvious, uncovetous, and unambitious as to the world. Contrast Jas 4:4.
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