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

  • 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.
  • Patricia Leht
    Pride brings believers down,but humbleness lift us up.we should stop boasting and humble our self before God so that He Himself will exalts us.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Julie
    The word of God have made us know how we are band to be tempted by the devil, an the only way one can recast the devil is by equipping oneself with the word of GOD which is the only weapon, that can make the devil flew.

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