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World English Bible

James 4 (WEBP)

[1] Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don’t they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
[2] You lust, and don’t have. You murder and covet, and can’t obtain. You fight and make war. You don’t have, because you don’t ask.
[3] You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
[4] You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
[5] Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously”?
[6] But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
[7] Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
[8] Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
[9] Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
[10] Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.
[11] Don’t speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
[12] Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another?
[13] Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow let’s go into this city and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit.”
[14] Yet you don’t know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
[15] For you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that.”
[16] But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.
[17] To him therefore who knows to do good and doesn’t do it, to him it is sin.

James 4:6 Proverbs 3:34

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King James w/Strong’s #s

James 4 (KJVS)

[1] From whence [come] wars and fightings among you ? [come they] not hence , [even] of your lusts that war () in your members ?
[2] Ye lust (), and have () not : ye kill (), and desire to have (), and cannot () obtain (): ye fight () and war (), yet ye have () not , because ye ask () not .
[3] Ye ask (), and receive () not , because ye ask () amiss , that ye may consume () [it] upon your lusts .
[4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses , know ye () not that the friendship of the world is () enmity with God ? whosoever therefore will be () () a friend of the world is () the enemy of God .
[5] Do ye think () that the scripture saith () in vain , The spirit that dwelleth () in us lusteth () to envy ?
[6] But he giveth () more grace . Wherefore he saith (), God resisteth () the proud , but giveth () grace unto the humble .
[7] Submit yourselves () therefore to God . Resist () the devil , and he will flee () from you .
[8] Draw nigh () to God , and he will draw nigh () to you . Cleanse () [your] hands , [ye] sinners ; and purify () [your] hearts , [ye] double minded .
[9] Be afflicted (), and mourn (), and weep (): let your laughter be turned () to mourning , and [your] joy to heaviness .
[10] Humble yourselves () in the sight of the Lord , and he shall lift you up ().
[11] Speak not evil () one of another , brethren . He that speaketh evil () of [his] brother , and judgeth () his brother , speaketh evil () of the law , and judgeth () the law : but if thou judge () the law , thou art () not a doer of the law , but a judge .
[12] There is () one lawgiver , who is able () to save () and to destroy (): who art () thou that judgest () another ?
[13] Go to () now , ye that say (), To day or to morrow we will go () into such a city , and continue () () there a year , and buy and sell () (), and get gain () ():
[14] Whereas ye know () not what [shall be] on the morrow . For what [is] your life ? It is () even a vapour , that appeareth for () a little time , and then vanisheth away ().
[15] For that ye [ought] to say (), If the Lord will (), we shall live () (), and do () () this , or that .
[16] But now ye rejoice () in your boastings : all such rejoicing is () evil .
[17] Therefore to him that knoweth () to do () good , and doeth () [it] not , to him it is () sin .

Young’s Literal Translation

James 4 (YLT)

[1] Whence are wars and fightings among you? not thence-out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?
[2] ye desire, and ye have not; ye murder, and are zealous, and are not able to attain; ye fight and war, and ye have not, because of your not asking;
[3] ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend it.
[4] Adulterers and adulteresses! have ye not known that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever, then, may counsel to be a friend of the world, an enemy of God he is set.
[5] Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, ‘To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,’
[6] 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?’
[7] be subject, then, to God; stand up against the devil, and he will flee from you;
[8] draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!
[9] be exceeding afflicted, and mourn, and weep, let your laughter to mourning be turned, and the joy to heaviness;
[10] be made low before the Lord, and He shall exalt you.
[11] Speak not one against another, brethren; he who is speaking against a brother, and is judging his brother, doth speak against law, and doth judge law, and if law thou dost judge, thou art not a doer of law but a judge;
[12] one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; thou-who art thou that dost judge the other?
[13] Go, now, ye who are saying, ‘To-day and to-morrow we will go on to such a city, and will pass there one year, and traffic, and make gain;’
[14] who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing;
[15] instead of your saying, ‘If the Lord may will, we shall live, and do this or that;’
[16] and now ye glory in your pride; all such glorying is evil;
[17] to him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing, sin it is to him.