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

  • A disciple
    What we should already have as an ingrained fact in our minds; is that which the Lord already has told us of, everything to expect, and that all of our Brethren, before and after, commonly must experience; which is for the proving of our character, to whether we will be counted worthy to enter into the kingdom of God, and be called the companions of our Lord Jesus Christ: To him that OVERCOMES...!
  • A disciple
    We hear so much; (and I've used the form of speech myself many times); about "How hard it is to do [this or that] which the Lord commands us to do, and frankly expects, from good and faithful followers. But what is really the point of our talking this way; to apologize for being so soft, and our hearts only for this world? Why don't we rather assume the language of our true Country and People?
  • Steve morrow
    *****JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE UNTO GOD RESIST THE devil AND HE WILL FLEE FORM YOU*****
  • Lords body
    James on war is true of all wars.
  • Emmanuel
    James 4:12 their is one lawgiver who saves and destroys .who are you to judge another person .am harboured .
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 4:1 FROM WHENCE COME WARS AND FIGHTINGS AMONG YOU COME THEY NOT HENCE EVEN OF YOUR LUSTS THAT WAR IN YOUR MEMBERS 4:2 YOU LUST AND HAVE NOT YOU KILL AND DESIRE TO HAVE AND CANNOT OBTAIN YOU FIGHT AND WAR YET YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT 4:3 YOU ASK AND RECEIVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK AMISS THAT YOU CONSUME IT UPON YOUR LUSTS

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