James 4:5
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English Standard Version
Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Weymouth New Testament
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"?

James 4:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Do ye think (δοκεῖτε)

See on James 1:26.

The scripture (ἡ γραφὴ)

See on Mark 12:10. Properly, a passage of scripture.

In vain (κενῶς)

Only here in New Testament.

James 4:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the scripture.

John 7:42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

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

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

Romans 9:17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you...

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying...

The spirit.

Genesis 4:5,6 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake...

Genesis 26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Numbers 11:29 And Moses said to him, Envy you for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets...

Psalm 37:1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor...

Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah...

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

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

to envy. or, enviously.

Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

2 Corinthians 6:16
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

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