James 4:13
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English Standard Version
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—

King James Bible
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

American Standard Version
Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year, and will traffic, and make our gain.

English Revised Version
Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:

Webster's Bible Translation
Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy, and sell, and get gain:

Weymouth New Testament
Come, you who say, "To-day or to-morrow we will go to this or that city, and spend a year there and carry on a successful business,"

James 4:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Go to now (ἄγε νῦν)

Go to is an obsolete phrase, though retained in Rev. It is a formula for calling attention: come now.

Such a city (τήνδε τὴν πόλιν)

More accurately, as Rev., this city.

Continue there a year (ποιήσομεν ἐκεῖ ἐνιαυτὸν)

Lit., we will make a year. See, for the same form of expression, Acts 15:33; Acts 18:23; 2 Corinthians 11:25. Better, as Rev., spend a year there. (Compare the A. V., Acts 18:23, rightly retained by Rev.) The word ποιήσομεν implies more than mere continuance; rather, a doing something with the year.

And

The frequent use of the copulative gives a lively tone to the passage, expressive of the lightness and thoughtlessness of a careless spirit.

Buy and sell (ἐμπορευσόμεθα)

Rev., more concisely, trade. Only here and 2 Peter 2:3.

James 4:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Go to.

James 5:1 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.

Genesis 11:3,4,7 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone...

Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove you with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up...

To day.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day...

Luke 12:17-20 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits...

and buy.

Isaiah 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid...

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day draws near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is on all the multitude thereof.

1 Corinthians 7:30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy...

Cross References
Proverbs 27:1
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Luke 12:18
And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

James 5:1
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.

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