Parallel Bible results for James 4

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James 4

NLT 1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? NIV 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? NLT 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. NIV 2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. NLT 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. NIV 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. NLT 4 You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. NIV 4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. NLT 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. NIV 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? NLT 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” NIV 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." NLT 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. NIV 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. NLT 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. NIV 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. NLT 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. NIV 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. NLT 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. NIV 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. NLT 11 Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. NIV 11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. NLT 12 God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor? NIV 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor? NLT 13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” NIV 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." NLT 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. NIV 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. NLT 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” NIV 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." NLT 16 Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. NIV 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. NLT 17 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. NIV 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.