James 4:14

14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. 1You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

James 4:14 In-Context

12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."
14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
15 Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."
16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 7:7; Psalms 39:5; Psalms 102:3; Psalms 144:4

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Lit "Who do not"
  • [b]. Or "what" will happen" tomorrow. What kind of life is yours?"
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