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

  • 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.