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

  • 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.

    Thanks
  • Lilian
    We must be Born Again in Spirit and not in the flesh. Jesus will help us to humble ourselves if we surrender ourselves to him and accept Jesus as our Savior. there is nothing hard for God to change us and bless us and to give us strenght when we are weak. All battles belongs to Jesus and victorious belongs to us. If God is with us who can be againsts us? Thanked to the blood of Jesus shed for us.
  • Bernard
    Love God with all your heart and you shall be blessed cause He is the Father who never fails when look forward unto Him
  • 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

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