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James 4
James 4:13-17
Shared June 14th, 2020; Updated June 14th, 2020
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Arc 13-17
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Main point summary
Our lives on earth are a mist. Therefore, we should not be so arrogant as to presume upon things of the future, but should rather humbly recognize God's sovereignty over our lives.
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Arc 13-17
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James 4:13-17
Ἄγε νῦν οἱ λέγοντες •
Come now, you who say,
σήμερον ἢ αὔριον πορευσόμεθα εἰς τήνδε τὴν πόλιν
s “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town
καὶ ποιήσομεν ἐκεῖ ἐνιαυτὸν
and spend a year there
καὶ ἐμπορευσόμεθα
and trade
καὶ κερδήσομεν •
and make a profit”—
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ideaexplanation
οἵτινες οὐκ ἐπίστασθε τὸ τῆς αὔριον ποία
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
concessive
ἡ ζωὴ ὑμῶν•
What is your life?
ἀτμὶς γάρ ἐστε
For t you are a mist
ἡ πρὸς ὀλίγον φαινομένη ,
that appears for a little time
ἔπειτα καὶ ἀφανιζομένη .
and then vanishes.
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ἀντὶ τοῦ λέγειν ὑμᾶς•
Instead you ought to say,
ἐὰν ὁ κύριος θελήσῃ
u “If the Lord wills,
καὶ ζήσομεν
we will live
καὶ ποιήσομεν τοῦτο ἢ ἐκεῖνο.
and do this or that.”
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conditional
νῦν δὲ καυχᾶσθε ἐν ταῖς ἀλαζονείαις ὑμῶν•
As it is, you boast in your arrogance.
πᾶσα καύχησις τοιαύτη πονηρά ἐστιν .
v All such boasting is evil.
negativepositive
εἰδότι οὖν καλὸν ποιεῖν
w So whoever knows the right thing to do
καὶ μὴ ποιοῦντι ,
and fails to do it,
bothand
ἁμαρτία αὐτῷ ἐστιν .
for him it is sin.
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