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."

King James Bible
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto 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.

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?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But he giveth more grace - Μειζονα χαριν, A greater benefit, than all the goods that the world can bestow; for he gives genuine happiness, and this the world cannot confer. May this be St. James' meaning?

God resisteth the proud - Αντιτασσεται· Sets himself in battle array against him.

Giveth grace unto the humble - The sure way to please God is to submit to the dispensation of his grace and providence; and when a man acknowledges him in all his ways, he will direct all his steps. The covetous man grasps at the shadow, and loses the substance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Exodus 10:3,4 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

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

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.

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge...

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Job 40:10-12 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty...

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

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 shall be bowed down...

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 haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath...

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Daniel 5:20-23 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...

Matthew 23:12 And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

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 shall be exalted.

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

giveth grace.

2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem...

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

2 Chronicles 34:27 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place...

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.

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 name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

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December 29 Evening
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.--JAMES 4:8. Enoch walked with God.--Can two walk together, except they be agreed?--It is good for me to draw near to God. The Lord is with you, while ye be with him: and if ye seek him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. When they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

April 4. "Resist the Devil and He Will Flee" (James iv. 7).
"Resist the devil and he will flee" (James iv. 7). Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. This is a promise, and God will keep it to us. If we resist the adversary, He will compel him to flee, and will give us the victory. We can, at all times, fearlessly stand up in defiance, in resistance to the enemy, and claim the protection of our heavenly King just as a citizen would claim the protection of the government against an outrage or injustice on the part of violent men. At the same time we
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Next Let not Man, Now that He Knoweth that by the Grace of God...
44. Next let not man, now that he knoweth that by the grace of God he is what he is, fall into another snare of pride, so as by lifting up himself for the very grace of God to despise the rest. By which fault that other Pharisee both gave thanks unto God for the goods which he had, and yet vaunted himself above the Publican confessing his sins. What therefore should a virgin do, what should she think, that she vaunt not herself above those, men or women, who have not this so great gift? For she ought
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Whether Strife is a Daughter of Anger?
Objection 1: It would seem that strife is not a daughter of anger. For it is written (James 4:1): "Whence are wars and contentions? Are they not . . . from your concupiscences, which war in your members?" But anger is not in the concupiscible faculty. Therefore strife is a daughter, not of anger, but of concupiscence. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 28:25): "He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels." Now strife is apparently the same as quarrel. Therefore it seems
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 22:29
When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.

Proverbs 3:34
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.

Proverbs 29:23
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

Isaiah 54:7
"For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

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

Matthew 23:12
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

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