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James 4:5

Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him.*

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James 4:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?

James 4:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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”?

James 4:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

James 4:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

James 4:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Do you think the Scripture means nothing that says, “The Spirit that God made to live in us wants us for himself alone”?

James 4:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

James 4:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

James 4:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Do you think this passage means nothing? It says, “The Spirit that lives in us wants us to be his own.”

James 4:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Or do you think it’s without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously?

James 4:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, “God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?

James 4:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Or do you think that in vain the scripture says, “The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires jealously”?

James 4:5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Don’t you know what Scripture says? The spirit that God caused to live in us wants us to belong only to God. Don’t you think Scripture has a reason for saying that?

James 4:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”?