James 4:15
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English Standard Version
Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

King James Bible
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

American Standard Version
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is your life? It is a vapour which appeareth for a little while, and afterwards shall vanish away. For that you should say: If the Lord will, and if we shall live, we will do this or that.

English Revised Version
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Webster's Bible Translation
Instead of that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Weymouth New Testament
Instead of that you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we shall live and do this or that."

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Vincent's Word Studies

For that ye ought to say (ἀντὶ τοῦ λέγειν ὑμᾶς)

James 4:14 was parenthetical, so that at this point the thought is taken up from James 4:13 : Ye who say we will go, etc. - for that ye ought to say. The rendering in margin of Rev. is simpler: instead of your saying.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

2 Samuel 15:25,26 And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD...

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem: but I will return again to you...

Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come to you.

Romans 15:32 That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

1 Corinthians 16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

Hebrews 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

Cross References
Acts 18:21
But on taking leave of them he said, "I will return to you if God wills," and he set sail from Ephesus.

James 4:16
As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

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