3 1 Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. Faith and Endurance 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? 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. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter. 5 1 Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. NLT: New Living Translation. James 4 :: New Living Translation (NLT) Strong's. 2 Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. New Living Translation (NLT), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, NLT Girls Life Application Study Bible, Softcover, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown, tan, red letter (indexed), NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), NLT Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible: A Refreshing Spiritual Journey with God's People, softcover, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, teal. 2 Indeed, we all make many mistakes. And he gives grace generously. 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. James 4:7 7 So humble yourselves before God. 4 You adulterers! 4:6 Prov 3:34 (Greek version). Text.--The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.--James v. 16. James 5 New Living Translation (NLT) Warning to the Rich. 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. ; 1:13 Or God should not be put to a test by evil people. 11 Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. 4 For listen! New Living Translation And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment. 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. For look—the Judge is standing at the door! Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. 13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. Drawing Close to God. 7 So humble yourselves before God. I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. [b] 6 And he gives grace generously. 4:6 Prov 3:34 (Greek version). If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? James 5 New Living Translation << James 4 | James 5 | 1 Peter 1 >> Warning to the Rich. Are any of you happy? 4 1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. He will not rebuke you for asking. Jas 4:6 - But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. NIV 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us ? So what right do you have to judge your neighbor? [d] If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. Font Size. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. NLT Footnotes: 1:2 Greek brothers; also in 1:16, 19.; 1:9 Greek The brother who is. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? The goal of any Bible translation is to convey the meaning of the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts as accurately as possible to the modern reader. 2 Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Version Information. I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. James 4:5 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? Cancel. Version. 11 We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. All rights reserved. 19 My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, 20 you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. Holy Bible. 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. James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. James 4:4. James 1:5. James 4:4 You adulterers! 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. 4:11 Greek brothers. James 3 New Living Translation (NLT) Controlling the Tongue. 13 Are any of you suffering hardships? King James Bible Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. d … Red Letter. James 4:2–3 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. 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