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

  • 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