James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereas yee know not what shalbe on the morow: for what is your life? It is euen a vapour that appeareth for a litle time, and then vanisheth away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When you are not certain what will take place tomorrow. What is your life? It is a mist, which is seen for a little time and then is gone.
- Basic English Bible

ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, ([for] what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little while, and then disappearing,)
- Darby Bible

Whereas ye know not what will be on the morrow: For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
- Webster's Bible

when, all the while, you do not even know what will happen to-morrow. For what is the nature of your life? Why, it is but a mist, which appears for a short time and then is seen no more.
- Weymouth Bible

Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.
- World English Bible

whiche witen not, what is to you in the morewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for James 4:14


Jas 4:14 Your life . . . is even a vapour. Who knows that he will have a tomorrow, since life is like a vanishing vapor?

Discussion for James 4

  • James Jones
    1st person on death hrow north carolina had 20 years 9 months an the. death sentence. 9 days after i was there i met Jesus been a new man ever since I just read 13 14 15 chapters of Ezekiel PLEASE PLEASE. RE,AD IT!
  • Annastein
    This is such a great way to read the Word of God. I love that you can also highlight passages to go back and read.

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  • Yvonne
    It's easy to love those who already love you, but to love the unlovely that's what Jesus also tried to do and I know it's our job too to try that, a very humble and difficult task, but we know , If we humble ourselves before the Lord, we can do all things Thru Jesus, which strengthens us!
  • Marlene
    Our loving Father God instructions on the approach we should take in our daily walk with Him. We must submit our desires, aspirations, plans, actions, speech, relationships, emotions, weaknesses and failures to Him. It is through this submission which indicates our recognition and admission of our need for the Lords guidance and protection that we will recognise the presence of the devil in our lives and through our closeness to God will be connected to the power of the Holy Spirit which gives us the wisdom and the strength to resist and rebuke the devil. Thank you Jesus for your saving power which has made this possible and easily accessible.
  • Travis
    For me this is not just the Verse of the day, this is the answer to the question that I been asking Jesus and I know now what I really have to do Glory be to god
  • Jessica
    Thank you for this wonderful advice!

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