James 4:5

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
New American Standard Bible

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires (or, desires to jealousy) the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us” (or, “The Spirit which He has made to dwell in us jealously desires us”)?
New International Version

Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit He caused to live in us envies intensely (or, that God jealously longs for the spirit that He made to live in us; or, that the Spirit He caused to live in us longs jealously)?
The Amplified Bible

Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Or, do you think that the scripture says in an empty manner and to no purpose, The Spirit [Holy Spirit] who has been caused to make His permanent home in us has a passionate desire [to control us] to the point of envy [of any control indwelling sin may have over us]?
Phillips’ Modern English

Or do you think what the scriptures have to say about this is a mere formality? Do you imagine that this spirit of passionate jealousy is the Spirit He has caused to live in us?
Williams’ Language of the People

Or, do you think that the Scripture means nothing when it says, “He jealously yearns for the Spirit that He causes to dwell in your hearts”?
Jas. 4:4 π Jas. 4:6
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See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. The Adversary’s Resistance to the Liberation of His Captives, and How Souls Are Freed by the Power of the Cross.; The Warfare With Satan and the Way of Victory - Jesse Penn-Lewis The deliverance of Calvary which the Adversary most fears for the redeemed one to know draws the believer right out of his reach, into the hiding place in the crucified Lord, making way for the Christ Himself to possess the earthen vessel, and manifest His life and power.

  2. Hijacked! - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) We do not normally associate the term “hijacked” with the New Testament yet this is precisely what has happened and is happening.

  3. Mark 11:24; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer This verse has been exploited, probably more than any other verse of Scripture, to fulfill the fleshly, lustful desires of the divided hearts of born-again Christian people.

  4. 5. Sin - the Work of the Flesh; The Sons of the Devil - Neil Girrard The works of the flesh are evident – and abounding – and they keep us out of God’s kingdom!
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