James 4:7
New International Version
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

New Living Translation
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

English Standard Version
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Berean Study Bible
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore subject yourselves to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

New American Standard Bible
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

King James Bible
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Contemporary English Version
Surrender to God! Resist the devil, and he will run from you.

Good News Translation
So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

International Standard Version
Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.

NET Bible
So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.

New Heart English Bible
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Submit therefore to God and stand against Satan, and he will flee from you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So place yourselves under God's authority. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.

New American Standard 1977
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

King James 2000 Bible
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

American King James Version
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

American Standard Version
Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be subject therefore to God, but resist the devil, and he will fly from you.

Darby Bible Translation
Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

English Revised Version
Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Weymouth New Testament
Submit therefore to God: resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

World English Bible
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Young's Literal Translation
be subject, then, to God; stand up against the devil, and he will flee from you;
Study Bible
Drawing Near to God
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. 8Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.…
Cross References
Ephesians 4:27
and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil's schemes.

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.

Treasury of Scripture

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Submit.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

2 Samuel 15:26
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

2 Kings 1:13-15
And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight…

Resist.

Matthew 4:3-11
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread…

Luke 4:2-13
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered…

Ephesians 4:27
Neither give place to the devil.







Lexicon
Submit yourselves,
Ὑποτάγητε (Hypotagēte)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

to God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Resist
ἀντίστητε (antistēte)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 436: To set against; I withstand, resist, oppose. From anti and histemi; to stand against, i.e. Oppose.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

devil,
διαβόλῳ (diabolō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1228: From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he will flee
φεύξεται (pheuxetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.

from
ἀφ’ (aph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

you.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. (But) resist the devil.--The hardest advice of all, to a man reliant on himself, is submission to any, more especially to the Unknown. But, as a correlative to this, the Apostle shows where pride may become a stimulant for good, viz., in contest with the Evil One.

He will flee.--Or, he shall flee. "The Devil," says the strange old book called The Shepherd of Hermas, "can tight, but he cannot conquer; if, therefore, thou dost withstand him, he will flee from thee, beaten and ashamed."

The text is another proof of the personality of Satan; no amount of figures of speech could otherwise interpret it.

Verses 7-10. - Exhortation based on the preceding, quite in the style of a prophet of the Old Testament. Verse 7. - Read, but resist, etc. (ἀντίστητε δέ), א, A, B, Coptic, Vulgate. 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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