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 4:7

  • I believe if i submit my self unto God and read his word daily and renew a wright spirt !!! That thee enemy can and wil flee '' Then he wont have any power are control in my life. But its not always easy to be connected constantly to christ in this evil world that we get so cought up in as we are always living by are emotions and sinful desires !! I have to keep reminding my self of James 4:7 by making notes around my surroundings and sticking them everywere !! Thought it could help someone else to share be bleesed
  • Are there some versions I can read out loud to my son 's mother to release the demons from her
  • "Recognize distortion and excessiveness as signs of satanic attack and based on your position in Christ far above the powers of darkness, Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you James 4:7
  • Johnny Nichols for verse 7
    Submitting to God entails total submission in every area of your life leaving not one iota of unconfessed sin which in retrospect places an open door for satan to enter our lives and unleash an attack. Totally submitting to God, closes those doors and places our spiritual guards at their posts. Seeing this massive resistance, satan knows he has no choice but to flee. We win the victory by default, satan will not attack when he knows he couldn 't hope to land even one blow.
  • Resist the devil with this prayer, In the name of Jesus and his shed blood, I command the devil to leave, and denounce his evil works in my life, in Jesus name, Amen
  • Moses Njenga for verse 7
    Olabode explains that verse neatly, I just want add that when you have surrendered completely to HIS lordship, the whole host of heaven, not part but the whole host will be behind you, that 's the devil,s nightmare, fleeing will not be an option. Amen to that.