James 4:5-10 DBY

5 Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously? a

References for James 4:5

    • z 4:5 - I have, with some hesitation, translated this passage as above. I cannot find that the Greek word is used in a good or holy sense of jealousy. The application to what precedes is evident.
      6 But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, b God sets himself against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.

      References for James 4:6

        • { 4:6 - See Prov. 3.34.
          7 Subject yourselves 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, sinners, and purify [your] hearts, ye double-minded.
          9 Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.
          10 Humble yourselves c before [the] Lord, and he shall exalt you.

          References for James 4:10

            • | 4:10 - 'Have it done,' not 'be doing it;' the aorist tense. All the imperatives (ten) from vers. 7 to 10 are in the aorist.