James 4:13-17 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Pay attention, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such-and-such a town. We will stay there a year, buying and selling, and making a profit." 13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money."
14 You don't really know about tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for only a short while before it vanishes. 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.
15 Here's what you ought to say: "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."
16 But now you boast and brag, and all such boasting is evil. 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.
17 It is a sin when someone knows the right thing to do and doesn't do it. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.