James 4:7
New International Version
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

New Living Translation
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

English Standard Version
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Berean Study Bible
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore subject yourselves to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

King James Bible
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

New King James Version
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

New American Standard Bible
Submit therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

NASB 1995
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

NASB 1977
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Amplified Bible
So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

American Standard Version
Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Submit therefore to God and stand against Satan, and he will flee from you.

Contemporary English Version
Surrender to God! Resist the devil, and he will run from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be subject therefore to God, but resist the devil, and he will fly from you.

English Revised Version
Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Good News Translation
So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So place yourselves under God's authority. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.

International Standard Version
Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.

Literal Standard Version
Be subject, then, to God; stand up against the Devil, and he will flee from you;

NET Bible
So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.

New Heart English Bible
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Weymouth New Testament
Submit therefore to God: resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

World English Bible
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Young's Literal Translation
be subject, then, to God; stand up against the devil, and he will flee from you;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Drawing Near to God
6But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.…

Cross References
Ephesians 4:27
and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil's schemes.

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.


Treasury of Scripture

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Submit.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

2 Samuel 15:26
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

2 Kings 1:13-15
And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight…

Resist.

Matthew 4:3-11
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread…

Luke 4:2-13
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered…

Ephesians 4:27
Neither give place to the devil.









(7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. (But) resist the devil.--The hardest advice of all, to a man reliant on himself, is submission to any, more especially to the Unknown. But, as a correlative to this, the Apostle shows where pride may become a stimulant for good, viz., in contest with the Evil One.

He will flee.--Or, he shall flee. "The Devil," says the strange old book called The Shepherd of Hermas, "can tight, but he cannot conquer; if, therefore, thou dost withstand him, he will flee from thee, beaten and ashamed."

The text is another proof of the personality of Satan; no amount of figures of speech could otherwise interpret it.

Verses 7-10. - Exhortation based on the preceding, quite in the style of a prophet of the Old Testament. Verse 7. - Read, but resist, etc. (ἀντίστητε δέ), א, A, B, Coptic, Vulgate.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Submit yourselves,
Ὑποτάγητε (Hypotagēte)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

to God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Resist
ἀντίστητε (antistēte)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 436: To set against; I withstand, resist, oppose. From anti and histemi; to stand against, i.e. Oppose.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

devil,
διαβόλῳ (diabolō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1228: From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he will flee
φεύξεται (pheuxetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.

from
ἀφ’ (aph’)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

you.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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