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

 
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13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain"; 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 whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then 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 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and we shall 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 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.
17 Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.