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James 4:16

16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.

Read James 4:16 Using Other Translations

But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil.

What does James 4:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
James 4:16

But now ye rejoice in your boastings
Of tomorrow, and of the continuance of life, and of going to such a place, and abiding there for such a time, and of trading and trafficking with great success, to the obtaining of much gain and riches; see ( Proverbs 27:1 )

all such rejoicing is evil;
wicked and atheistical, as expressing a neglect of and independence on Providence; arrogating and ascribing too much to themselves, their power and will, as if they had their lives and fortunes in their own hands, and at their own dispose, when all depend upon the will of God. The Syriac version renders it, "all such rejoicing is from evil"; from an evil heart, and from the evil one, Satan.

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