James 4:7

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Submit your selues therefore to God: resist the deuill, and hee will flee from you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause be ruled by God; but make war on the Evil One and he will be put to flight before you.
- Basic English Bible

Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- Darby Bible

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- Webster's Bible

Submit therefore to God: resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
- Weymouth Bible

Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- World English Bible

Therfor be ye suget to God; but withstonde ye the deuel, and he schal fle fro you.
- Wycliffe Bible

be subject, then, to God; stand up against the devil, and he will flee from you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 4:7


4:7 Therefore by humbly submitting yourselves to God, resist the devil - The father of pride and envy.


People's Bible Notes for James 4:7


Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. To secure his grace abundantly. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. He always flees before stout resistance. See the Temptation of Christ (Mt 4:1-11). If not hurled back, he presses the attack.

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.