James 4:5

5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit 1that he has made to dwell in us"?

James 4:5 In-Context

3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us"?
6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16
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