James 4:13-17 NIV

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Now listen,1 you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money."2

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14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.3

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15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will,4 we will live and do this or that."

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16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.5

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17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.6

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