James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he giueth more grace, wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proude, but giueth grace vnto the humble.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He gives a greater grace. Therefore {it} says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore `the scripture' saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he gives more grace. So that the Writings say, God is against the men of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low before him.
- Basic English Bible

But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.
- Darby Bible

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
- Webster's Bible

But He gives more abundant grace, as is implied in His saying, "God sets Himself against the haughty, but to the lowly He gives grace."
- Weymouth Bible

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
- World English Bible

But he yyueth the more grace; for which thing he seith, God withstondith proude men, but to meke men he yyueth grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, `God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 4:6


4:6 But he giveth greater grace - To all who shun those tempers. Therefore it - The scripture. Saith, God resisteth the proud - And pride is the great root of all unkind affections. #Prov 3:34|


People's Bible Notes for James 4:6


Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. To enable us to overcome our love of the world. Wherefore he saith. Quoted from Pr 3:34. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. The passage is quoted to show that the way to secure grace more abundantly is to be humbled before the Lord.

Discussion for James 4

  • Irene123
    To Velda W. - I understand what you are saying; I don't judge you for 'presenting' it in a public forum, but - discretion is the better part of valor. You show your humility by your attitude; others will notice. But never never speak of it. That's what the Pharisee did as he stood beside the truly humble Jew, Lk.18:10
  • Joyce Ballentine
    James 4:7 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." IF WE EVER NEED TO LEARN TO RESIST THE DEVIL AS THE BODY OF CHRIST IT IS NOW!!! RESISTING THE DEVIL TAKES SUBMISSION TO GOD HIMSELF! TRYING TO RESIST THE DEVIL WITHOUT THE LORD'S HELP IS IMPOSSIBLE! SATAN AND HIS DEMONS HAS NO FEAR OF US BUT FEARS THE ONE WHO LIVES INSIDE US! James 2:19 "You believe that ther
  • Chef
    Thank God in the name of Jesus, for his humbleness, and as I grow in him each day, I can include "If it's the Lord's will" as he so chooses. The plans that I may have. Be bless all.
  • Velda Wilson
    I am thankful that I know how to be humble
  • Karen
    I thank God for his grace and mercy. We can only live the word of God through the power of the holy spirit. Thank u Jesus for the power to do so, as we humble ourselves before you.
  • Maria Cristina Angeles
    I thank God for this priveledge, being His daughter.Iacknowledge the fact that apart from him, I can do nothing.So i submit myself to God that know me better.God bless to the author of this site I inspired a lot.more success!You're such a blessings.

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