James 4:5
Good News Translation
Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, "The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce desires."

Contemporary English Version
Do you doubt the Scriptures that say, "God truly cares about the Spirit he has put in us"?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or do you think that the scripture saith in vain: To envy doth the spirit covet which dwelleth in you?

New American Bible
Or do you suppose that the scripture speaks without meaning when it says, “The spirit that he has made to dwell in us tends toward jealousy”?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Or do you think that the scripture saith in vain: To envy doth the spirit covet which dwelleth in you?

the scripture.

John 7:42 Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David and from Bethlehem the town where David was?

John 10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God was spoken; and the scripture cannot be broken:

John 19:37 And again another scripture saith: They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Romans 9:17 For the scripture saith to Pharao: To this purpose have I raised thee, that I may shew my power in thee and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.

The spirit.

Genesis 4:5,6 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .

Genesis 6:5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,

Genesis 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.

Genesis 26:14 And he had possessions of sheep and of herds, and a very great family. Wherefore the Palestines envying him,

Genesis 30:1 And Rachel seeing herself without children, envied her sister, and said to her husband: Give me children, otherwise I shall die.

Genesis 37:11 His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.

Numbers 11:29 But he said: Why hast thou emulation for me? O that all the people might prophesy, and that the Lord would give them his spirit!

Psalm 37:1 Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.

Psalm 106:16 And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the Lord.

Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.

Isaiah 11:13 And the envy of Ephraim shall be taken away, and the enemies of Juda shall perish: Ephraim shall not envy Juda, and Juda shall not fight against Ephraim.

Acts 7:9 And the patriarchs, through envy, sold Joseph into Egypt. And God was with him,

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers,

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

to envy.

Context
Warning against Pride
4Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God. 5Or do you think that the scripture saith in vain: To envy doth the spirit covet which dwelleth in you? 6But he giveth greater grace. Wherefore he saith: God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble.…
Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor is the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil?

1 Corinthians 6:19
Or know you not that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God: and you are not your own?

2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God: as God saith: I will dwell in them and walk among them. And I will be their God: and they shall be my people.

Additional Translations
Or do you think the Scripture says without reason that the Spirit He caused to dwell in us yearns with envy?

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit that He has made to dwell in us yearns with envy"?

Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain? Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?

Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain? Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Or do you suppose that it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "The Spirit which He has caused to dwell in our hearts yearns jealously over us"?

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, 'To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,'
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