New International Version
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
King James Bible
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Darby Bible Translation
But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.
World English Bible
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Young's Literal Translation
and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, 'God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But he giveth more grace - Μειζονα χαριν, A greater benefit, than all the goods that the world can bestow; for he gives genuine happiness, and this the world cannot confer. May this be St. James' meaning?
God resisteth the proud - Αντιτασσεται· Sets himself in battle array against him.
Giveth grace unto the humble - The sure way to please God is to submit to the dispensation of his grace and providence; and when a man acknowledges him in all his ways, he will direct all his steps. The covetous man grasps at the shadow, and loses the substance.
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Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.--JAMES 4:8. Enoch walked with God.--Can two walk together, except they be agreed?--It is good for me to draw near to God. The Lord is with you, while ye be with him: and if ye seek him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. When they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of …
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When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
"For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
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