7 So give yourselves humbly to God. 4 You are like an unfaithful wife who loves her husband’s enemies. 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? If you do, you will be fighting against God’s law of loving one another, declaring it is wrong. 13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? James 1:2-4 Living Bible (TLB) 2 Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? JAMES Week 4: Control Your Selfishness This includes: 1. 4 You adulterers! He then speculates that it was more likely fights among families and Jewish sects. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. We are currently updating our Youtube Channel with our latest Sunday Morning Services and Wednesday Evening Bible Studies! Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. 8 And when you draw close to God, God will draw close to you. JAS 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Verse 6. Read more Share Copy Let there be sorrow and sincere grief. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. [a] Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? 3 And even when you do ask you don’t get it because your whole aim is wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? The book of James is about what it means for a Christian to live a life of complete trust in God. Drawing Close to God. He called them to repent and, in humility, receive God's grace. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. 7 So humble yourselves before God. 4:2: Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. James 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister # 4:11 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family. www.ubcchurch.org What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? 11 Don’t criticize and speak evil about each other, dear brothers. You desire but do not have, so you kill. Let there be sorrow and sincere grief. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Chapter 4. Verse by Verse Bible Study on www.thecloudchurch.org through the book of James, covering chapter 4 and verses one through three by Robert Breaker. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. [d] If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. 4:3: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans, and such self-confidence never pleases God. c 4:6 Prov 3:34 (Greek version). come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete. One commentator speculated that the context may have been those fights and troublemaking among the Jews that eventually led to rebellion against Roman authority. As the Scripture says, God gives strength to the humble but sets himself against the proud and haughty. 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What does James 4:3 mean? So what right do you have to judge or criticize others? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James asks the question “What’s causing the fights and quarrels among you”? Chapter 4 builds on the end of chapter 3, where James described the self-seeking wisdom of the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 4 So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. Beza connected it with Genesis 8:21. Following this worldliness was the cause of fights among James's Christian readers. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. In James Chapter 4 verse 3 the result of lust is not receiving the things one is seeking. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. Now viewing scripture range from the book of James chapter 4:2 through chapter 4:3... James Chapter 4. [b] 6 And he gives grace generously. James 4:6 shows it is not the Holy Spirit, but the human spirit, which James is talking about here. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and... Read verse in New Living Translation 5 Or what do you think the Scripture means when it says that the Holy Spirit, whom God has placed within us, watches over us with tender jealousy? 4:1: From whence come wars and fightings among you? JAS 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? New Living Translation (NLT), Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our new, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink, NLT Study Bible, Personal Size TuTone Leatherlike Brown/Blue, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible: NIV/NKJV/NLT/The Message, Bonded leather, burgundy, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, teal, NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--hardcover, red letter. James 4 Chapter 4. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog—now you see it; soon it is gone. Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 9 Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Библия » New Living Translation. James 4:3 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield … But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. All rights reserved. b 4:5 Or They say that the spirit God has placed within us is filled with envy; or They say that the Holy Spirit, whom God has placed within us, opposes our envy. Compare Romans 7:14-25.] 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? You do not have because you do not ask God. … 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. 1 Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. You long for what others have, and can’t afford it, so you start a fight to take it away from them. 6 And he gives grace generously. Isn’t it because there is a whole army of evil desires within you? 17 Remember, too, that knowing what is right to do and then not doing it is sin. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. 6 But he gives us more and more strength to stand against all such evil longings. So, in chapter 4, James addresses their lust for worldly goods: their behaviour resembles those who don't belong to God (like what we see today - a good message to add to your newsletter). 17 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. 12 God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 10 Then when you realize your worthlessness before the Lord, he will lift you up, encourage and help you. All rights reserved. JAS 4:10 Humble yourselves in the … a 4:4 Greek You adulteresses! As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud    but gives grace to the humble.”[c]. Then be happy, 3 for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. [This exact quotation is not found, but it is a lot like Galatians 5:17. But the grace. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. James 4:13 "Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:" James does not condemn wise business planning, but rather planning that leaves out God. 5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW In the fourth chapter of his letter, James addresses jealousy, pride, judgment, and boasting—and he warns us of the damaging effects of these poisons. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor? 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? 2 Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. 2 You want what you don’t have, so you kill to get it. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. 1 From: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jacques 4:4 Interlinéaire • Jacques 4:4 Multilingue • Santiago 4:4 Espagnol • Jacques 4:4 Français • Jakobus 4:4 Allemand • Jacques 4:4 Chinois • James 4:4 Anglais • Bible Apps • Bible Hub Version Louis Segond 1910 La Bible David Martin 1744 Darby Bible courtesy of CCEL.org. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. James 4. Greetings! d 4:11 Greek brothers. # 4:5 Or They say that the spirit God has placed within us is filled with envy; or They say that the Holy Spirit, whom God has placed within us, opposes our envy. Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 2 Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 13 Look here, you people who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to such and such a town, stay there a year, and open up a profitable business.” 14 How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? Don’t you realize that making friends with God’s enemies—the evil pleasures of this world—makes you an enemy of God? JAMES. 11 Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible. Bible > NIV > James 4 James 4 New International Version: Par Submit Yourselves to God. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. To: Jewish Christians scattered everywhere. They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. James 4 chapter « 3 chapter Иак James 4 глава NLT New Living 5 chapter » Drawing Close to God 1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? In James Chapter 4 … Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it. 12 Only he who made the law can rightly judge among us. Then be happy, 3 for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. 4 So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. James 1:4 NLT. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. In James Chapter 4 verses 1 and 2 the result of lust is wars, fightings, death, and not getting what is desired. 9 Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. He alone decides to save us or destroy. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. Leader Preparation 2. 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. Wash your hands, you sinners, and let your hearts be filled with God alone to make them pure and true to him. He provides an analysis that James was warning the Christian converts not to become affected by the J… Introduction. James 4. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? New Living Translation Update. James 4 - NIV: What causes fights and quarrels among you? The Sin of Partiality. 2 My brothers, 1 w show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, x the Lord of glory. 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. Drawing Close to God. 4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. Living Bible (TLB), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Living Bible: Large Print, TuTone Brown and Tan Imitation Leather, Living Bible: Large Print, TuTone Brown and Tan Imitation Leather - Slightly Imperfect, The Living Bible, Large Print Red Letter Edition, Green Hardcover with Thumb Index, Living Bible: Large Print, Green Padded Hardcover, The One Year Chronological Bible TLB - eBook. You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Wash your hands, you sinners, and let your hearts be filled with God alone to make them pure and true to him. "The human spirit which God placed in us is filled with fierce desires which can destroy us if we do not control them!" In James Chapter 1 verses 14 and 15 the result of lust is sin then death. James 4:2 - 4:3. But your job is not to decide whether this law is right or wrong, but to obey it. I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy the evil pleasure of the unsaved world, you cannot also be a friend of God. 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts. James 4:1-17—Read the Bible online or download free. 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