Main point summary
Don't put your hope in your own strength, but instead always put your hope in the Lord
Come now, you who say,
Think about what you say,
s “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town
when you say that you will travel to a place
and spend a year there
and spend time there
and trade and make a profit”—
for the purpose of making a profit
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
But yet you can't even say what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life?
What is your life -
For t you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
It's like a mist that appears for a little time and then it's gone!
Instead you ought to say, u “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
So you ought to say "Lord willing, we will live and do this..."
As it is, you boast in your arrogance.
But instead you show your arrogance in boasting about what you will do
v All such boasting is evil.
All of that arrogant boasting is evil
w So whoever knows the right thing to do
So anyone who knows the right thing to do
and fails to do it,
but fails to do it
for him it is sin.
commits a sin in not doing the right thing
You think you know what tomorrow will bring - yet you really do not.
You should say (know) that it is by the Lord's will that you do anything tomorrow - that you even have a tomorrow
If you know it is right to depend on God for all your doings, and yet you depend on your own plans/strength, then you sin