This may extend to anything; to beauty, or strength, or attainments, or family, or country, or equipage, or rank, or even religion. James 1:12 Commentary. It is fearful to think into what depths of wickedness it is possible to fall. Because of this it... Study verse in the J.P. Green Literal Translation James 2:20-26 We are justified, as Abraham and Rahab were, by. The writer had just spoken of envy, and of the crimes which grew out of it. Wherefore submit yourselves to his arrangements; resist the devil; draw nigh to God; purify yourselves, and weep over your past offences, and you shall find that the Lord will lift you up, and bestow his favor upon you,” James 4:10. regard the rich, and despise the poor. Resist . Pride goes beyond this, and gives to a man a degree of self-estimation which is not warranted by anything that he possesses. iii. Compare James 1:9. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on James 4:6". "God is against those who conceitedly show themselves above others. The key here is humility, an utter dependence upon God a realization of our own short-comings, a complete surrender to His will, a full acknowledgment of His power (Galatians 2:20). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/james-4.html. Therefore it says, God... Study verse in the English Standard Version Some say he giveth, some leave "he" out, and some say he, and others say Scripture saith. ", The Proverb is also quoted in 1 Peter 5:5 "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. One may know that he has more strength, or higher attainments in learning or in the mechanic arts, or greater wealth than others, and yet have properly no pride in the case. James 4:6 - ESV - But he gives more grace. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on James 4:6". 1874-1909. . It is given greater to the humble (next verse) than it otherwise would be given in view of the antithesis of the humble against the proud, that is, the high spirit of envy. The covetous man grasps at the shadow, and loses the substance. "Commentary on James 4:6". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/james-4.html. God dwells in the high and holy place, but it is with him who is of a humble and a contrite spirit (Isaiah 57:15). Used by Permission. But there are instances in which higher grace or favor is conferred; in which these feelings are subdued, and these consequences are prevented. You cannot teach one who is so wise that he already supposes he knows enough; you cannot bestow grace on one who has no sense of the need of it. "He" does not belong, thus it would seem it refers back further than the previous verse to God, the giver of true wisdom etc. The “greater grace” James has just mentioned (4:6) is God’s justifying, sanctifying, glorifying grace of salvation, that divine, sovereign, loving favor that He freely bestows on undeserving sinners who trust in His Son, Jesus Christ, as Savior and Lord. It so admires itself that it recognizes no need to be supplied. Neither has God left us at the mercy of the devil. New King James But He gives more grace. James 3 Resources. He saith. 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. The Expositor's Greek Testament. In this usage of the sixth verse it relates back to the man of verse thirteen that is a wise man showing his works with meekness of wisdom in his life. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. 1897-1910. (2) It cherishes its own independence. May this be St. James' meaning? But let him ask in faith - See the passages referred to in James 1:5.Compare the Matthew 7:7 note, and Hebrews 11:6 note. 1879-90. Proverbs 22:4 - The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor and life. The NIV translates it as "but he gives us more grace? 34. James 4:6. BibliographyPett, Peter. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. vii. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."". . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-4.html. "But he giveth more grace." (3) It does not recognize its own sin. Some have regarded this clause as a continuation of the quotation in the previous verse, but it is rather to be considered as a declaration of the apostle himself. This explanation may seem lacking, but look into some commentaries and you will find this one more logical than some. The "he" is rather suspect. The need for humility is regularly stressed in the Old Testament, especially when His people have sinned against Him. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". 7. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". And God shows us a better way of making converts to Christ!" In Hebrew it is 'scorneth the scorners'-namely, those who think 'Scripture speaketh in vain.'. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/james-4.html. King James Version James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. ", An English translation of the Septuagint translates Proverbs 3:34 as follows: "The Lord resisteth the proud; but He granteth favour to the humble. God can work through providential means, the gospel message is extremely powerful (Romans 1:16), and the God whom they serve hears and answers their prayers (James 1:5). 2. 2. But the grace. ‘More grace’ may indicate grace over and above His grace active in their initial conversion, or it may simply be saying that ‘He gives more and more grace as it is needed’. "Commentary on James 4:6". on StudyLight.org Pride can even keep professed Christians from receiving the grace of God. We tend to think of ourselves in a certain way, a persona that we want to project to others. In the contemplation of these things, it seems suddenly to have occurred to him that all were not under the influence of these things; that there were cases where men were restrained, and where a spirit opposite to these things prevailed. in the context of what James is saying. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/james-4.html. He saith—Quoted freely from Psalms 138:6, or Proverbs 3:34. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/james-4.html. Proverbs 3:34, quoted here, reminds us that God opposes the proud: those who pursue their own pleasures. It will admit dependence on nothing and on no one, human or divine. Something like this. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". The interlinear translates verse six as follows: "But greater he gives grace; wherefore it says: - God arrogant men resists, but to humble men he gives grace.". --- N. B. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. "He" is supplied both times by the translator to support the idea that "spirit" in the previous verse is the Holy Spirit. James 1:1 Commentary. James 2 Resources. The arrangements of salvation are adapted only to an humble heart. Let us look further. giveth more, or greater, grace. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". James 4:5-6. Verse 1. James 1:7-8 Commentary. Here also there is a difficulty in determining what ‘more’ refers to: this depends on the meaning given to the former clause. Search results for 'Which things OR wrath of God' using the 'Hebrew Names Version'. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. This grace is manifested in a variety of ways: A. Compare 1 Corinthians 2:12. resisteth. I. God resisteth the proud," most likely refers back to the idea of the teachers and pride previously. The idea that our life was a vapor or shadow was a frequent figure of speech in the Old Testament (Psalm 102:11; Job 8:9; 1 Chronicles 29:15). It walks in proud self-sufficiency. cit., p. 199). James 1:5-6 Commentary. "Commentary on James 4:6". "E.W. 1909-1922. They are not indeed to be found among the proud, whom God always resists; but they are to be found among the meek and the humble. It walks in proud self-sufficiency. Part of the reason for this is that James is like Proverbs in that many of its verses really stand alone in their content. "Commentary on James 4:6". Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. The term is also often translated "and" which may be the better here. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". God resisteth the proud: or scorns the scorners; he rejects them that trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others; that say, Stand by thyself, I am holier than thou; that are proud of themselves, their enjoyments, their gifts, their external righteousness, and holiness, and are full, and rich, and increased with goods, and stand in need of nothing; these he opposes, he sets himself against, he thrusts them away from him, he sends them away empty, and scatters them in the imagination of their own hearts; and in the things in which they deal proudly, he is above them; he sits in the heavens and laughs at them, and frustrates all their schemes: but he giveth grace unto the humble; who are sensible of their own vileness and meanness, and acknowledge it; who think the meanest of themselves, and the best of others; and do not envy the gifts and graces of God bestowed upon others, but rejoice at them; and ascribe all they have, and are, to the free grace of God; and ingenuously confess the deficiency of their duties, and the insufficiency of their righteousness to justify them before God; and that when they have done all they can, or are assisted to do, they are but unprofitable servants: now to these God gives grace; he not only gives grace at first, to make them humble, but he gives them more grace, or increases what he gives: grace is God's gift; he gives all the grace that is in Christ, and all the blessings of grace that are in the covenant, and all the grace that is in the hearts of his people; as faith, hope, love, repentance, humility, patience, self-denial, resignation to his will, and every degree of spiritual knowledge; and grace is only his gift; men cannot give it to themselves, nor can the best of men give it to others; not godly parents to their children; nor ministers to those to whom they preach; no, nor the angels in heaven; nor is it to be obtained by the works of men: it is a free gift; it is given of the sovereign will and good pleasure of God, to whom, and when, and in what measure he pleases; to which he is not induced by any motives in men, for they have nothing in them to move him to it; and it is given by him absolutely, without conditions, not suspending it till the performance of them; and he gives it cheerfully and not grudgingly, largely, bountifully, and in great abundance. Another passage of Scripture struck his mind, containing the truth that there was a class of men to whom God gave grace to restrain these passions, and to subdue these carnal propensities. "Commentary on James 4:6". DD. God resisteth the proud - Αντιτασσεται· Sets himself in battle array against him. The proud , [ hupereefanois (Greek #5244)] - one who shows himself above his fellows, and so lifts himself against God. But he, that is, God, or rather the indwelling Spirit, the immediate antecedent. He is willing to occupy his appropriate place in the sight of God and men, and to be esteemed just as he is. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". 1896. It would merely be referring to God. i. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Therefore it says"-Quotation from Proverbs 3:34. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. We will see more on this later. His heart is not lifted up; he claims no undue deference to himself; he concedes to all others what is their due; and he is humble before God, feeling that all that he has, and is, is nothing in his sight. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/james-4.html. How many approach services, studying with others, resisting temptation, with the attitude, "Well I"m going to keep on doing this unpleasant task, even if it kills me. 1974. Glory is the exclusive property of heaven; whoever, therefore assumes it to himself, makes God his enemy. James writes that if in your pride you stay on that path, God will oppose you, but He will not reject you. Too many Christians are trying to live the Christian life by their own sheer stubbornness and determination. ", "Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? (Calmet) --- St. James may also mean by these two verses, to exhort the Jews and Gentiles, who were rather jealous of each other, to nourish no jealousy against one another, not be troubled at the blessing which their neighbour enjoyed from the bountiful hand of the Almighty. Giveth grace unto the humble - The sure way to please God is to submit to the dispensation of his grace and providence; and when a man acknowledges him in all his ways, he will direct all his steps. Grace can more than match any sin which we can commit---as long as we are willing to repent (Romans 5:20 "but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more"). In James 4 there is a logical progression throughout the chapter, while still allowing some verses to cover individual topics. 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Welcome to the 'King James Dictionary', one of the dictionary resources FREELY available on StudyLight.org! "But" is a word that is normally translated that way, but it can be translated "nevertheless" which gives the "he" a whole new aspect - "he" would not necessarily refer back to "spirit" as some suggest. Therefore it says, "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble"". And to break God's commands, is to speak evil of them, and to judge them, as if they laid too great a restraint upon us. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". But a greater grace, therefore, does He give, namely, to the humble, and he resists the overriding attempts of the proud. 1. Welcome to the 'King James Dictionary', one of the dictionary resources FREELY available on StudyLight.org! xi. i. . The humble realize that everything doesn"t depend on them. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". God resists the proud. 3:13 "Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Contrast James 4:4. let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of, "But greater he gives grace; wherefore it says: - God arrogant men resists, but to humble men he gives grace. (a) The necessity for the plan - that we are guilty and helpless sinners; (b) the selection of a Saviour - one who was so poor, and who was so much despised by the world, and who was put to death on a cross; (c) our entire dependence on him for salvation, with the assurance that we have no merit of our own, and that salvation is all of grace; (d) the fact that we are brought to embrace it only by the agency of the Holy Spirit, and that if we were left to ourselves we should never have one right thought or holy desire - all this is fitted to humble us, and to bring us low before God. He, as the author and conveyer of all good gifts, in their mystic seven-fold order (Isaiah 11:2) adds to the wasted treasure, and so aids the weakest in his strife with sin, resisting the proud, lest he be led to destruction (Proverbs 16:18), and helping the humble, lest he be “wearied and faint in his mind” (Hebrews 12:3). This task of resisting temptation and opposing the influences of the world is far from a hopeless assignment. "God helps the humble to succeed!" "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". God has set a high standard of wholehearted love and devotion for His people, but He gives grace that is greater than His rigorous demand. 93 E., ed. See the notes at Isaiah 23:9. This is better than the rendering ‘the Scripture saith.’. James 4:5-6. . "But he gives a greater grace"-"Whatever God demands of us, he provides the means by which we can produce it. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? James does not wish his brethren to become too downcast over-the stern remarks of the preceding verses, hence the consoling remark that he giveth more grace (or favor) is made. 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. James does not discourage us from planning and doing, only from planning and doing apart from reliance on God. The sermonic nature of this epistle is quite pronounced in this chapter, as in the third. 1871-8. James 4:6. of Sol. But he giveth more grace - Μειζονα χαριν, A greater benefit, than all the goods that the world can bestow; for he gives genuine happiness, and this the world cannot confer. 2:25, 4:28; the quotation is also found in 1 Peter 5:5; taken with the preceding it teaches the divinity of the Holy Spirit. God has done nothing to foster the self-estimation of the human heart; but how much has he done to “stain the pride of all glory? I think the confusion in the translations illustrates the lack of clarity in this verse. " on StudyLight.org From Acts 6:9, we learn that there were numerous synagogues in Jerusalem, representing different bodies, such as the descendants of Jewish freedmen at Rome, and the Alexandrian or Hellenistic Jews. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". James 2:1-9 It is not agreeable to the Christian profession to. Wherefore he saith: that is, God or the Spirit saith. The Holy Spirit which dwelleth in you, giveth you graces in proportion to your fidelity in complying with them, and according to your humility and the love which you bear to your neighbour. 16 For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work. James 1:2 Commentary. James confirms the authority of Solomon, whom he quotes with great propriety, when he would dissuade us from the hinderances to wisdom.— ὁ … God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. "God makes the schemes of the proud fail, and frustrates their desires." works, and not by faith only. The grace of God monitors every temptation and ensures that we are never tempted beyond our abilities (1 Corinthians 10:13). James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary. Which brings up another question, why is remaining faithful viewed as such a hardship by some professed Christians? But he giveth more grace. Jump to: Adam Clarke Commentary; Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible; The Biblical Illustrator; Coffman Commentaries on the Bible; John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible James does not discourage us from planning and doing, only from planning and doing apart from reliance on God. version of Proverbs 3:34, which reads in our Bibles, “Surely He scorneth the scorners, but He giveth grace unto the lowly.” It is again brought forward by St. Peter (1 Peter 5:5), and seems to have been a common saying—“a maxim of the wise that had become, as it were, a law of life.”. ἀποτάσσομαί σοι Σατανᾶ (Bingham’s Antiq., Vol. This grace isn"t irresistible for one must humble themselves to receive it. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. It is occupied with thinking of its own goodness, and it never realizes that it has any sin from which it needs to be saved" (p. 124). Do feel free to make copies for friends that might be interested as long as you do not make profit from the copies. Listening, Taking Action, and Avoiding Anger (James 1:19–21) Doers of the Word: Working for Those in Need (James 1:22–27) Discriminating Against the Poor and Currying Favor with the Rich (James 2:1–13) Faith and Work(s) (James 2:14–26) Taming the Tongue (James 3:1–12) Selfish Ambition and Submission to God (James 3:13–4:12) James 4:6. μείζονα δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν: these words further emphasise the developed doctrine of the Spirit referred to above; they point to the nature of divine grace, which is almost illimitable. .—Excepting “God,” instead of “Lord,” this is an exact quotation from the LXX. To assist here, please read the preceding context and I will paraphrase the sixth verse in a moment. All rights reserved. (4)in the plan of salvation he opposes our pride. Tomorrow, before you encounter the day, pray. The idea that our life was a vapor or shadow was a frequent figure of speech in the Old Testament (Psalm 102:11; Job 8:9; 1 Chronicles 29:15). I don"t really enjoy services, I don"t like talking to people, I really would rather not study the Bible, but I"m just going to force myself to do those things". Compare 2 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Chronicles 12:7; 2 Chronicles 34:27; Daniel 5:22. Therefore, the Christian is never justified in giving up or giving into depression or an attitude which says, "it"s no use". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/james-4.html. Commentary on James 4:11-17 (Read James 4:11-17) Our lips must be governed by the law of kindness, as well as truth and justice. I am not sure where they get the idea it is a quote. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. This verse, then, is a solid basis on which to build an emphatic call to repentance, which James proceeds to do" (Davids pp. Matthew 11:29. BibliographySchaff, Philip. George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, "But He gives a greater grace. Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. More than enough grace is available to every Christian to match the attractions and allurements of the world. ", "but he gives us more grace? God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Proverbs 3:34. "But He gives a greater grace. James 2:10-12 The guilt of any one breach of the law. Greater than what is this grace? IV. There is nothing in man since his fall; there is nothing in holy writ which does not preach to us this truth. Go to, But He gives a greater grace. How many of us get up in the morning and face the day, without praying first? (3) It does not recognize its own sin. It will be beholden to no man; it will not even be beholden to God. My first question is just who "HE" is in the verse. These verses, 5, 6, witness in a striking way to the Christian doctrine of grace, and herein breathe a different spirit from that found in most of the Epistle.— ὁ θεὸς … χάριν: Cf. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. James 1:13-15 Commentary. This grace doesn"t overpower us, rather, we cooperate with it, humbly accept it. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. "The Bible Study New Testament". If one will simply humble oneself, God will extend his grace and mercy. Grace doesn"t mean that we don"t have to work, but it means that now we are working from a different perspective, with greater confidence, not in ourselves, but in God (Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me"). These last words, "God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble," are only in the Septuagint edition. As the Scriptures say, "God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble." He further states that there is reward to the humble - grace. Greek. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts. Whatever demands of purity and holiness and whatever pressures the world may place upon us, James declares that God will give us enough grace for each moment" (Draper p. 122). More grace—Literally, But a greater grace he bestows; namely, as the next sentence shows, the grace of God to the humble. James 4:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 4:6, NIV: "But he gives us more grace.That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'" 2013. This he does: (1)because they feel their need of his favor; (2)because they will welcome his teaching and value his friendship; (3)because all the arrangements of his grace are adapted only to such a state of mind. God resisteth the proud, but he giveth grace to the humble: Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, , because of which fact the Spirit of God saith, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. GODLESS AND GODLY ‘Worse than the heathen.’ ‘In affliction he besought the Lord his God.’ 2 Chronicles 33:9; 2 Chronicles 33:12. § 2), and Acts 13:48 ὅσοι ἦσαν τεταγμένοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον. Which is why the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”.’. This verse, then, is a solid basis on which to build an emphatic call to repentance, which James proceeds to do", "What then is this destructive pride?…This pride shuts itself off from God for three reasons. Resisteth , [ antitassetai (Greek #498)] - setteth Himself in array against; even as they, like Pharaoh, set themselves against Him. James 2:13 The obligation to mercy. (3)in the grave, bringing us down to corruption and worms. James 4:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 4:6, NIV: "But he gives us more grace.That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'" https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/james-4.html. That is why Scripture says; "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."" He has only a correct estimate of himself, and he attaches no undue importance to himself on account of it. The word used here indicates those who are humbled and trodden down by others who think that they are superior. The words in our version are, ‘Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace to the lowly’ (Proverbs 3:34). Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. (Calmet). The meaning may be thus expressed: - “It is true that the natural spirit in man is one that tends to envy, and thus leads to all the sad consequences of envy. "Commentary on James 4:6". The humble - the unenvious, uncovetous, unambitious as to the world. It is occupied with thinking of its own goodness, and it never realizes that it has any sin from which it needs to be saved", "Well I"m going to keep on doing this unpleasant task, even if it kills me. Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7, Philippians 4:11-14, Philippians 4:13, Philippians 1:12-14, Philippians 1:21 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. Referring to the proud and humble, in my mind, sets this text as looking back to 3:1 and the masters and since they are one and the same to 3:13 and the wise man. Many subjects are handled quickly and succinctly in the book. 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. The Arabic version adds, "to us"; the Ethiopic version, "to you"; and the Syriac version reads the whole thus; "but our Lord gives more grace to us"; or "greater grace"; than the world can give, whose friendship is courted by men; the least measure of grace, of faith, and hope, and love, and of a spiritual knowledge of Christ, and interest in him, and of peace, joy, and comfort, is more worth than all the world, and everything in it: or greater grace, more favours than the saints are able to ask or think; so Solomon had more favours given him than he could think of asking for: or greater grace, and larger measures of it, even of spiritual light and knowledge, under the Gospel dispensation, than under the former dispensation; or where God bestows gifts qualifying for service and usefulness, and these are made use of and employed for such purposes, he gives more: or this may refer to internal grace wrought by the Spirit of God, in the hearts of his people; more of which he may be said to give, when he causes it to abound, as to its acts and exercises; when faith grows exceedingly, hope revives, and is lively, and abounds through his power and influence, and love to God and Christ, and one another, abounds yet more and more; when there is a growth in every grace, and in the knowledge of Christ Jesus, so that this grace becomes a well of living waters, springing up into eternal life, which at last will have its perfection in glory: wherefore he saith; either the Spirit that gives more grace, or the Scripture, or God in the Scripture, in Proverbs 3:34. 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