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

King James Bible
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

American Standard Version
But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now you rejoice in your arrogancies. All such rejoicing is wicked.

English Revised Version
But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as the case stands, it is in mere self-confidence that you boast: all such boasting is evil.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye rejoice (καυχᾶσθε)

Rev., glory. See on James 2:13.

Boastings (ἀλαζονείαις)

Only here and 1 John 2:16. The kindred word ἀλαζών, a boaster, is derived from ἄλη, a wandering or roaming; hence, primarily, a vagabond, a quack, a mountebank. From the empty boasts of such concerning the cures and wonders they could perform, the word passed into the sense of boaster. One may boast truthfully; but ἀλαζονεία is false and swaggering boasting. Rev. renders vauntings, and rightly, since vaunt is from the Latin vanus, empty, and therefore expresses idle or vain boasting.

James 4:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Psalm 52:1,7 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually...

Proverbs 25:14 Whoever boasts himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

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

Isaiah 47:7,8,10 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart...

1 Corinthians 4:7,8 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory...

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

Revelation 18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life--is not from the Father but is from the world.

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