James 4:3

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
New King James Version

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
New American Standard Bible

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on (in) your pleasures.
New International Version

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
The Amplified Bible

[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

You pray for something to be given you and do not receive because you pray with evil intent in order that you may use it [for self-gratification] in your inordinate passions.
Phillips’ Modern English

And when you do ask He doesn’t give it to you, for you ask in quite the wrong spirit – you only want to satisfy your own desires.
Williams’ Language of the People

You ask and fail to get them, because you ask with evil, selfish motives, to spend them on your pleasures.
 
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See Also:


Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. In His Rest - Neil Girrard A Scriptural look at resting in God.

  2. 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.
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