College Press, Joplin, MO. 4 You adulterers! b. Being a friend of the world would be bad enough for the spiritual Christian, but the added consequence is even worse. He commanded that "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord" (2 Corinthians 10:17). Enmity - not merely 'inimical,' but enmity itself (cf. One only is lawgiver ... judge ... Moses was known as the great "lawgiver" of the Old Testament; and it is not amiss, therefore, to see his great antitype, Jesus Christ the Holy One, as the lawgiver and judge referred to here. Contrast James 2:23. God is the rightful husband; the men of the world are collectively one adulteress; individually, adulteresses. Friendship with the world ... refers to a Christian's loving the pleasures, enticements and lusts of society in general, a friendship that tends inevitably to forsaking the Lord. When references are found in other StudyLight.org reference tools, a hyperlink will appear in the right-hand column, allowing you to move to that resource and expand your Bible study. on StudyLight.org Now, that isn"t a place I would like to find myself in - being the enemy of God. James 2:1-9 It is not agreeable to the Christian profession to. It consists in setting our hearts on those things; in conforming to them; in making them the object of our pursuit with the same spirit with which they are sought by those who make no pretensions to religion. F32 This is contrary to what James said. (117) τὸν πτωχόν, not = pauperem illum, but, to be understood generally, the poor man as such. This theme was stated at the outset (), thus: "That ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing." The Wisdom of Humility. ἠτιμάσατε] contrast to ἐξελέξατο. There cannot be a passive condition to the faith of Christ: “he that is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30). James 4:4 4 a You adulterous people! "Commentary on James 4:4". e. Taking any of the above, calling them Christian and doing them because they are "Christian.". The idea that James is here speaking only of religious teachers and their disputes, and another notion to the effect that James, writing to Jews of the Diaspora, directed these teachings against the wars of Jews with each other - both ideas, according to Lenski, "are untenable." "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". Jesus said, "Whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:12), in the light of which Gibson saw here "a further parallel with our Lord's teachings." This he calls “friendship with the world,” and this friendship he considers adultery. The blunt, powerful charges made in this verse are difficult to punctuate; but Tasker's arrangement of them in a parallel seems to be commendable: And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. James 4:4. This he calls “friendship with the world,” and this friendship he considers adultery. Eze 16; Eze 23. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? Oesterley thought that "For the most part this epistle is a collection of independent sayings"; F1 but the viewpoint advocated here is that every portion of it fit beautifully and appropriately into the one theme of "Perfection" which ties every word of it into a cohesive whole. 54:5; and the new Israel of God, the church, naturally took it over. Oesterley perceptively attributed James' teaching in this verse to the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 23:23), wherein Christ laid down the law that "sins of omission are as sinful as those of commission." Read full chapter There are certain types of judgments that Christians must make; but the kind of judging forbidden by the Lord is the uncharitable pronouncement of harsh and uncomplimentary allegations against fellow creatures. It is the immediate present, the seen and temporal, of which our senses bear witness, in contrast to the unseen and eternal ...", ". . Jeremiah 3:9. Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4. 2. Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13.). 1999-2014. adulteresses. The exact equivalent of this expression, "Let us draw near," as used in Heb. Having here concluded his abrupt, powerful exhortations to the unsaved, James returned to his admonishing the "brethren. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/james-4.html. F3 The invasion of Christian personality by evil influences contrary to it is a recurring problem in every generation; every Christian must fight and win the war spoken of in these verses. James 2:3 - and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, 'You sit here in a good place,' and you say to the poor man, 'You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,' on StudyLight… The Expositor's Greek Testament. Know ye not that the friendship of the world — The desire of the flesh, the desire of the eye, and the pride of life, yielded to, to gain the favour of carnal and worldly men; or a conformity to such in their sinful courses, in order to gain their friendship; is enmity with God — Is an evident proof thereof? Beyond this, however, there is the exaltation that shall come to all the redeemed at the last day. Why Are You So Mad? Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? James, following in the example of Jesus in drawing illustrations from nature, illuminated his teaching with the metaphor of vapor, a fog or mist. It is one thing to break the law and another thing to break the heart of someone who loves you….How do you suppose God feels when we, who have been redeemed by his love, treat him with rebellion and ingratitude?" F4 The words of this section are applicable today, being sorely needed in countless situations all over the world. Only God has the right to prescribe the terms upon which men may approach him, and these are outlined in Heb. He laid down the law that "Ye ought to say, if the Lord will!" James 4:4 4 4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Ye adulterers and adulteresses Not who were literally such, but in a figurative and metaphorical sense: as he is an adulterer that removes his affections from his own wife, and sets them upon another woman; and she is an adulteress that loves not her husband, but places her love upon another man; so such men and women are adulterers and adulteresses, who, instead of loving God, … 1974. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? James 4 - NIV: What causes fights and quarrels among you? And trade ... Ah yes! This conclusion is made more certain by James' immediate employment of a number of expressions used elsewhere in the New Testament for conversion, or primary obedience to the gospel. James 1. By such devices as these, modern theologians get rid of the great Christian ordinances of baptism and the Lord's supper, the obligations of church membership and attendance, and everything else except "the law of love," rather nebulously interpreted to mean "merely being a nice guy!" Indefinite relative clause with οστις — hostis and aorist active subjunctive of τηρεω — tēreō old verb, to guard (from τηρος — tēros guarding), as in Matthew 27:36, without αν — an (though often used, but only one example of modal εαναν — ean= αν — an in James, viz., James 4:4). Tomorrow is our apple, and we'll cut it up like we please. The Mosaic law's being abrogated could never mean that God's eternal principle of governing mankind through law was thereby repealed. Gibson saw in this "a remarkable correspondence with the words of Paul (Romans 14:23)." It provides strength against temptation. The expression "ye sinners" coming right in the middle of this (James 4:8) forbids referring this particular paragraph to Christians, the unmodified designation "sinners" not being an appropriate address for members of the body of Christ to whom the whole letter is written. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/james-4.html. The Lord is, as is usual in the Epistle of St. James, not Christ, but God. (Romans 7:4; 2 Corinthians 11:2 "for I betrothed you to one husband"). James 4:4, NASB: "You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? F23. F34. Unfaithful people! This same thought was given by Jesus in Matt. As Punchard noted, "Peter used the same quotation (1 Peter 5:5); and it seems to have been a common saying, a maxim of the wise that had become, as it were, a law of life." This is deplorable. F19. What is the context and meaning? Let James' continued relation of all that he wrote to the life and teachings of the Master be noted. Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Oesterley thought that "For the most part this epistle is a collection of independent sayings"; F1 but the viewpoint advocated here is that every portion of it fit beautifully and appropriately into the one theme of "Perfection" which ties every word of it into a cohesive whole. 10:22ff, has a marked application to conversion, faith, repentance and baptism, all three being specifically referred to. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/james-4.html. 10:28 deny this. [] 2 You desire and do not have, so you murderYou covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. The sense is familiar to us from many passages in the Old Testament, in which God speaks of Israel in a similar manner, e.g., Psalms 73:27; Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 16 passim; Ezekiel 23:37-43; Hosea 2:2. How would you feel if your husband or wife had an affair with someone who was clearly your enemy? God takes our sins very personally! 2 Peter 2:14, specially the margin. Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. No emergency will arise, no sickness lay us low, no sudden death overtake us. ... James 4:4 … Explanation and Commentary of James 4:4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-4.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/james-4.html. Thus “faith without works is dead” is a main theme of the first two chapters, and it is expanded and developed in chapters 3-5, including this paragraph, 4:4-10. Expositors greatly differ in the explanation of this verse, according as they explain the verb διεκρίθητε , and understand οὐ as a pure negation, or as an interrogative particle. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. But inasmuch as gross idolatry was a sin from which the Jews had long been entirely free, and whereas to adultery, and other sins of the flesh, they were exceedingly addicted, it seems more probable that these appellations are to be understood literally. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/james-4.html. The last portion of this verse has a parallel in it, thus: Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; And purify your hearts, ye double-minded. James 4:4, KJV: "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? It should be, ye adulteresses! . F36 It is truly amazing that hardly a line of this entire epistle may be found without this same connection. All people, regardless of wealth, social standing or any other condition, who make their life plans without respect to the will of God are the ones remonstrated. "You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? "Commentary on James 4:4". g. Using worldly thinking (humanism, isms, etc.) Through pride, Satan fell; pride leads the list of the seven deadly sins; pride cankers and destroys human personality; pride incurs the enmity of God himself. Shakespeare said: Despite the propensity of men to discourse on this subject, however, nothing ever written surpasses in beauty or power the noble words of the New Testament in this passage. Read verse in New King James Version https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/james-4.html. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. 1897-1910. This is exactly what we are doing when we become unfaithful. Reformation Study Bible – James 4:4 . James 2:13 The obligation to mercy. The kind of wars and fightings just mentioned is precisely that of pleasures warring against the soul's true interests "in your members," meaning not "between members of the church" exclusively (though this is included), but within men themselves, individually. the Vulgate constituitur. James 4:4 You adulterous people! See full comment on that passage in my Commentary on Hebrews, pp. "makes himself"-People are not predestined to be the enemies of God. F6 Of course, all of the New Testament writers were aware of the Master's teaching in Matthew 5:21,22, where the antecedent motives and attitudes leading to murder were exposed and judged as murder. 2:23, and Titus 3:9. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. Used by Permission. This is speaking to spiritual adultery of believers - they are turning against God for their own pleasure. Symbolically, adultery is used to express unfaithfulness to God, and we can easily see this in Israel's idolatry.God is represented as the husband of His people. His word will judge men "at the last day" (John 12:48); God has commissioned Jesus Christ to "execute judgment" (John 5:37). You do not have, because you do not ask. 2 You lust and do not have; so you commit R138 murder. As noted in the introduction, James here included a series of blunt, power-packed exhortations, running through James 4:10. The Jesuit fallacy that if one is able to raise some doubt in his mind, regardless of how small, concerning the validity of any commandment, or of its applicability to himself, that under that circumstance, "he may follow his own inclinations," F37 is rationalized as the doctrine of "probabilism." (117) τὸν πτωχόν, not = pauperem illum, but, to be understood generally, the poor man as such. This intimacy is here called friendship and James says it is enmity (at war) with God. James 4:4 • James 4:4 NIV • James 4:4 NLT • James 4:4 ESV • James 4:4 NASB • James 4:4 KJV • James 4:4 Commentaries • James 4:4 Bible Apps • James 4:4 Biblia Paralela • James 4:4 Chinese Bible • James 4:4 French Bible • James 4:4 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub "Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe" (, It gives unspeakable joy. The expression "ye sinners" coming right in the middle of this ( James 4:8 ) forbids referring this particular paragraph to Christians, the unmodified designation "sinners" not being an appropriate address for members of the body of Christ to whom the whole letter is written. "The priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law" (Hebrews 7:12). "Commentary on James 4:4". Renunciation of the world, in the Christian promise, is not forsaking it when tired and clogged with its delights, but the earliest severance from it; to break this vow, or not to have made it, is to belong to the foes of God, and not merely to be out of covenant with Him. Ye adulterers and adulteresses — Who have broken your faith with God, your rightful spouse. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. Verse by Verse Bible Study on www.thecloudchurch.org through the book of James, covering chapter 4 and verses four through seventeen by Robert Breaker. whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." God knows the heart! James 4:4. F21 We might add also, "indicating that the people addressed had not already done them." Explanation and Commentary of James 4:4. It is the conviction here that spirit should be read Spirit, since the only spirit ever made to dwell in Christian hearts is the Holy Spirit. Is F65 not the source your pleasures that wage war R137 in your members? ", "friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Inherent in this is the fact of there still being a law that men must obey, i.e., the law of Christ. The rich and the poor in the Book of James #3 . James For Busy Professionals. Carson pointed out that "The verbs in these exhortations are in the aorist tense, indicating that these things are to be done `once for all,' as a settled thing for the soul." This is gross wickedness, of course; because the practical application of it means "that as long as one can, on some `father's' say-so, or on some other illustory ground, claim some doubt of what he should do ... he can justify his sins." as accusing those who have broken their marriage vow to God. whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?—i.e., the state of being an enemy to God, not one of simpler enmity with Him. The reason so many do not understand James is that they do not see it as, almost totally, an extension of the teachings of Christ. "We may not necessarily do the things of the world, but we accept what they do and have become comfortable with it" (Draper p. 119). In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. F13 James followed here the exact usage of the term that marked our Lord's teaching (John 15:18,19). You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. As Tasker pointed out, the Christian failure to honor James' commandment is not due "to a horror of hypocrisy," but to an unwillingness to honor the "supremacy of God." The rendition which is accepted here is challenged by many; but Punchard defended the practical equivalent of it, pointing out that Wordsworth favored it, and that it may be fully justified by only a slight variation in punctuation," adding that, "Defensible or not as this translation may be, at least it escapes some of the difficulties." Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! "Commentary on James 4:4". James 2:7 - Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? Ezekiel 16:15-59 gives a graphic description of Israel's spiritual adultery, and Hosea 1:1-2 shows the same symbolism in Hosea's marriage. (Witham). Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? They restrict "the law of Christ" to the "moral" pronouncements of the Old Testament as expanded by Jesus, or to "none other than" the law of love! The weather will be good; transportation will be available; we shall meet with no accident; no car will be wrecked, airplane fall, or train derail; we shall arrive exactly as planned. You do not have because you do not ask. And the Lord shall exalt you ... What is this exaltation? Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. 10:22ff, where faith, repentance and baptism are laid out as preconditions of drawing near to God "in Christ.". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/james-4.html. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. Anything that the Spirit of God does to bless men may also appropriately be said to be what God does. Thompson Chain Reference Concordance is linked to Torrey's Topical Textbook, Nave's Topical Bible, Easton's Bible Dictionary, the King James Dictionary, Smith's Bible Dictionary, and Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary. Friendship with the world demands a deliberate will and wish (1 Timothy 6:9 "those who want to get rich"). Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Search results for 'Hosea 4:6' using the 'King James Version'. double-minded — divided between God and the world. This is the same thing that Jesus teaches in Matthew 12:30. regard the rich, and despise the poor. 12:39. The pursuit of pleasure must be regarded by every Christian as a fruitless and dangerous course, loaded with all kinds of disastrous consequences. The use of this expression in daily speech was once common among Christians, even their writings frequently carrying it in the form of D.V. 5-Day Commentary Challenge - James 4. God magnifies the sacred influences that bless the souls that come to him. More resources, better tools and easier navigation Test drive it and tell us about your experience. On this principle James declares that a person cannot be a friend (be intimate with) of the world without being an enemy of the Lord. Draper notes, "Many of us know what Simon Peter went through when he cursed and said, "I don"t know Christ". "Commentary on James 4:4". 229-232. 4 You adulterers! 4:4 adulterous people. Is it not this, that your passions [] are () at war within you? ἠτιμάσατε] contrast to ἐξελέξατο. Lenski noted that all such efforts are "unsupported by the context." 10:28, which is usually cited as proof that the reference is to "God" and not to "Christ"; but it should be noted that Jesus, later in that same gospel, represented himself as being the one who would save and destroy by his judicial "Come ye blessed," or "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire" (Matthew 25:31ff), nor does the passage in Matt. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. But we are tempted to think that "friendship with the world" only happens when we are living just as sinfully as the world. The unconverted, who make up a part of every Christian audience, are plainly intended as recipients of the exhortation here. regard the rich, and despise the poor. Too few of us know what he went through when he went out and wept bitterly and repented", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Ye adulteresses ... Like "kill" in the preceding verses, this word too must be understood in the spiritual sense of unfaithfulness to God. "do you not know"-The audience addressed did know better, but how often do we live far below what we know and believe? To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Whosoever - will be a friend of the world -, philia tou kosmou) is the love of that world; of the maxims which govern it, the principles which reign there, the ends that are sought, the amusements and gratifications which characterize it as distinguished from the church of God. Christ is the one who will preside in the judgment of all nations (Matthew 25:31ff). When references are found in other StudyLight.org reference tools, a hyperlink will appear in the right-hand column, allowing you to move to that resource and expand your Bible study. Christ himself made his teachings to be the "rock" upon which alone the builder could safely build (Matthew 7:24-27). That's the way life is. Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent tocorr@studylight.orgSuggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent tosugg@studylight.org. Ezekiel 16:15-59 gives a graphic description of Israel's spiritual adultery, and Hosea 1:1-2 shows the same symbolism in Hosea's marriage. James 4 - Submit Yourself to God. Obtain ... Roberts said that "obtain" means "to attain one's goal or purpose (cf Romans 11:7). There is a type of glorying "in Christ" that is helpful and necessary in the Christian pilgrimage. James 4:4 New International Version (NIV). Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. Containing 6,581 entries cross-referenced and cross-linked to other resources on StudyLight.org, this resource can be classified as a required reference book for any good study library. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask () wrongly, to spend it on your passions. James 2:10-12 The guilt of any one breach of the law. 'Sermon Essentials' provides full-text sermons and illustrations for free at StudyLight.org. Goods will be available, and of the kind, quality and price we want; financing the operation will be no impediment; there will be no shortages, no damaged freight, no ruined merchandise, no change in style or taste that would hinder trade; no city regulation, no competition, no shortage of labor - nothing will get in the way! BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.". James applies this and states clearly that if you are a friend of the world you are the enemy of God. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! What a waste! F35. It is one thing to break the law and another thing to break the heart of someone who loves you….How do you suppose God feels when we, who have been redeemed by his love, treat him with rebellion and ingratitude? James 2:1-9 It is not agreeable to the Christian profession to. F18 It should be added that punctuation is all of men and not of God. Be subject therefore unto God ... That primary Christian obedience is inherent in this admonition is apparent from McNab's comment: Of course, if men submit to God, they must resist Satan in order to do so initially, and recurrently ever afterward. The frustration and misery of the selfish, pleasure-craving soul are eloquently portrayed in this verse. The unity of the triune godhead makes it futile to inquire whether God or the Holy Spirit is the subject here. Hos 2; &c. is = is constituted, or constitutes himself, as in James 3:6. James 4:4 • James 4:4 NIV • James 4:4 NLT • James 4:4 ESV • James 4:4 NASB • James 4:4 KJV • James 4:4 Commentaries • James 4:4 Bible Apps • James 4:4 Biblia Paralela • James 4:4 Chinese Bible • James 4:4 French Bible • James 4:4 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, "You are like an unfaithful wife who loves her husband"s enemies….we are not just sinning against law, but against love. works, and not by faith only. All rights reserved. James 2:10-12 The guilt of any one breach of the law. Tasker expressed it thus, "This maxim has wider reference than that which is drawn from it in this particular context." Ye adulterers and adulteresses Not who were literally such, but in a figurative and metaphorical sense: as he is an adulterer that removes his affections from his own wife, and sets them upon another woman; and she is an adulteress that loves not her husband, but places her love upon another man; so such men and women are adulterers and adulteresses, who, instead of loving God, … What a tragedy for one created in the image of God to become God"s enemy! James 4:4. Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4. Welcome to Master's Online Digital Library developed and hosted by StudyLight.org. For further comment, see in my Commentary on Matthew, p. 90. This stern warning to the unregenerated is an appeal for them to consider the wretched and miserable state of the lost. Holman Bible Dictionary is linked to Easton's Bible Dictionary, Torrey's New Topical Textbook, Nave's Topical Bible, Smith's Bible Dictionary, the King James Dictionary, and Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary. See the following passages (Jeremiah 3:1; Jeremiah 3:8-9; Ezekiel 23:4-7; Hosea 3:1; Matthew 12:39; Mark 8:38; Matthew 16:4; Revelation 2:22). God draws near to them who draw near to God. This error is aided by an inordinate emphasis upon and intensification of the meaning of "knoweth." Home > Study Desk. 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