cit., p. 160); cf.Mark 6:22-25; Mark 10:35-38; 1 John 5:15.— : Cf.Luke 15:14; Luke 15:30; Acts 21:24. James 4:3. Their motivation in wanting to make converts, was not to bring God glory, but to get money from these converts to spend on their own pleasures. James 4:3. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. the depraved and disturbed state of the world, especially in his own age. 1865-1868. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Such asking is equivalent to not asking. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Their heart is not really on God. And doubtless there appears to be in us no reverence for God, no fear of him, in short, no regard for him, when we dare to ask of him what even our own conscience does not approve. The ships also (kai ta ploia). Some are supposed to object, But we do "ask" (cf. Thus, if I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me (Psalms 66:18), for the eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous, and His ear is open to their cry, while the face of the Lord is against evildoers (Psalms 34:15-16). 1983-1999. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 1999-2014. amiss = with evil intent. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/james-4.html. The reaction of living faith to selfish strife (James 4:1–5:12) A. "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he, "In the life of a full-time Christian minister, some may devote themselves to the activist pursuits of endless caring for the sick and house-to-house ministry to the unsaved, and skimp sermon preparation. Ye ask for worldly prosperity, that ye may employ it in riotous living. When we are praying for things for our own pleasure, we are diseased. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. Compare App-128. When they descend the pulpit steps on one Sunday they are already mentally climbing the same steps next Sunday. For the fact is that He is only near to those who call on Him in truth (Psalms 145:18). This is the more to be expected in a verb of petition which necessarily implies the force of a middle, viz. “Egotistical praying for oneself” (Lange) is incorrectly understood by the middle. J ames is a book that many of us know random verses from, yet we tend to not really know the book that well. For the promise ‘ask and you will receive, seek and you will find’ is not with regard to anything we choose, but has in mind the seeking of the good things of God, and especially the Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13). "because you ask with wrong motives"-As in every other area of our lives, the wrong motive void all our efforts (1 Corinthians 13:1-4). Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. James 4:6 James 4:8 Ver. James apparently again resumes the last expression, whilst he now grants αἰτεῖτε to his readers; but as he designates this their asking as κακῶς αἰτεῖσθαι, he does not consider it as an actual prayer, so that the foregoing declaration is nevertheless true. A Greek brigand at the present day can unite robbery and murder with the most devout adoration of the virgin. If ye prayed aright, all your proper wants would be supplied; the improper cravings which produce “wars and fightings” would then cease. начает «поступать нечестиво», основываясь на удовлетворении личных эгоистичных желаний. James 5:8 - Matthew 24:33. That unrighteous motive was that their personal cravings might be gratified and not that lawful benefits might be obtained. In addition, those praying to God must have faith (James 1:5 ff); be interested in the will of God, more than their own will (1 John 5:14), and people who believe in His will to the point that they are practicing it (Proverbs 28:9). "Although they were more subtle than to pray outright for evil things, they may have asked for such things as money so as to spend it unworthily" (Kent p. 144). At this point everyone of us should ask ourselves, "Why do we pray?" And that is because their motives are wrong. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. "Commentary on James 4:3". Douglas J. Moo, in his commentary on James, writes about the background of the epistle: “The epistle of James has had a controversial history.Along with 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude, it belongs to that category of New Testament epistles called ‘general’ or ‘catholic’ (in the sense of ‘universal’) (See catholic epistles). "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he has to answer. 3. The rabbins have many good observations on asking amiss or asking improperly, and give examples of different kinds of this sort of prayer; the phrase is Jewish and would naturally occur to St. James in writing on this subject. The active and middle seem to be used indiscriminately as in the case of some other verbs, as ἀκούω and ἀκούομαι, ἰδεῖν and ἰδέσθαι, φλέγειν and φλέγεσθαι. All rights reserved. 114-115). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/james-4.html. 1896. James 2:18 - But someone may well say, 'You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.' 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. They reason that they want what they are asking for because it will enable them to use it up for their own worldly satisfaction. Greek. The sermonic nature of this epistle is quite pronounced in this chapter, as in the third. δαπανᾷν] to expend, spend (Mark 5:26); here, in a bad sense, to squander, to lavish. The reference is to sensual gratifications, and the word would include all that comes under the name of sensual pleasure, or carnal appetite. James 4:3. James 4:3, KJV: "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." that ye may consume it (that which ye ask) on, or spend it in, your lusts: in order to gratify your own sinful desires. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. "so that"-Here is the reason why some of these Christians were praying. BibliographySchaff, Philip. He hears the cry of the righteous (Psalms 34:15); he hears those who call upon him in truth (Psalms 145:18); and he hears the penitent (Luke 18:14): those who ask "in his name" (John 14:13), those who ask "believing" (Mark 11:24), and those who ask according to God's will (1 John 5:14). Consume it upon (δαπανησήτε ἐν) More correctly, as Rev., spend it in. Contrast James 1:5 with Matthew 6:31-32. James 4:6 Commentary. James replies, It is not enough to ask for good things, but we must ask with a good spirit. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". James 4:3. Contrast James 1:5 with Matthew 6:31, Matthew 6:32. We have one ultimate choice: we are going to live for ourselves, trying to satisfy every desire, greed and passion in our lives, or will we live for God?" We have one ultimate choice: we are going to live for ourselves, trying to satisfy every desire, greed and passion in our lives, or will we live for God? Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / James / James 4 / James 4:3; Share Tweet. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. They are caught up in the vortex of the world. Matthew 7:7-11). "Commentary on James 4:3". James 4:4 Commentary. DD. Incorrectly Gebser: “for your prayer must implore only for true heavenly blessings.” The discourse is here rather of the temporal condition; this, James observes, continues with you a poor and depressed one, because ye ask for a better one only in order to be able to indulge your lusts. But what is your true motive behind such prayers? In your members— Here is the first seat of the war. Renewal 1960. The outcome of the condition (James 4:2a) c. The reasons for the condition (James 4:2b–3… "Commentary on James 4:3". The passage as a whole (verses1-3) pictures a group of professed disciples who were confused and unsettled in their lives, trying to partake of the same practices as those of the world, at the same time pretending to be serving the Lord in things spiritual. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-4.html. 6. Ye ask amiss - Κακως αιτεισθε· Ye ask evilly, wickedly. ye ask (notice the unaccountable interchange of active and middle, αἰτεῖσθαι … αἰτεῖτε … αἰτεῖσθε, all referring to the same act) and do not receive, because ye ask amiss (with evil intent, see below), that ye may spend (it) (that which ye ask for) in (‘in the exercise of,’ ‘under the dominion of:’ ἐν does not belong to the verb ( δαπανᾶν ἐν, ‘to spend on,’ “that ye may consume it upon” as E. V., which would be δαπανᾶν εἰς), but to the state in which the spenders are, q. d. in the course of satisfying) your lusts. Others lock the study door behind them. between which his readers must make their choice, as the two are incompatible. What we need to ask Him to give us is more desire for what He promises and commands. 3. sub voc. "More probably is the view that James was not citing a particular passage but summarizing the truth expressed in several Old Testament passages." "Lust" is the word we base "hedonistic" on. "There is more imagery drawn from mere natural phenomena in the one short Epistle of James than in all St. Paul's epistles put together" (Howson). 1851. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/james-4.html. This might relate to praying for a new car, it might mean asking God to pay for an education that you want so you can be called by some title, it might relate to asking God to place you in a leadership role in the church for the title, and respect"s sake, rather than serving God. Though seeking in general what you desire by strife, and without regard to the rights of others, yet you sometimes pray. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/james-4.html. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Because ye ask amiss - Ye do it with a view to self-indulgence and carnal gratification. “More probably is the view that James was not citing a particular passage but summarizing the truth expressed in several Old Testament passages.” (Hiebert) ii. It means lust and desire for pleasure. The middle form naturally suggested itself in James 4:2, prayer for others being not the point under consideration; but in the next clause, as James wished to lay stress on the active side—of prayer in antithesis to λα΄βάνειν—he used the active form. It sometimes happens that the covetous and the quarrelsome; that those who live to wrong others, and who are fond of litigation, pray. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/james-4.html. 1974. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Amiss (κακῶς) Lit., evilly: with evil intent, as explained by the following sentence. Receive not; because you do not ask of God with a right spirit, or for the right end. Email. Ye ask, and receive not - Some think that this refers to their prayers for the conversion of the heathen; and on the pretense that they were not converted thus; they thought it lawful to extirpate them and possess their goods. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your pleasures. Mark 6:22-25; Mark 10:35-38; 1 John 5:15.— δαπανήσητε: Cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/james-4.html. The amiss consists in the sensual nature of their prayers. Or it may be that James 4:5 speaks in two independent sentences, and that the words of Scripture quoted refer to what was said in James 4:4. 1840-57. The asking for the gratification of our unholy natures is a prayer which is not a prayer. James 4:3 New Living Translation (NLT). More of Bible resources you want and need: 110+ Commentaries, 28 Dictionaries, 8 Encyclopedias and 3 Lexicons, 12+ Devotionals! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/james-4.html. "Commentary on James 4:3". BibliographyCalvin, John. James 4:5 Commentary. Their heart is not really on God. 1909-1922. "Even when you do ask God for success, you do not receive it, because you ask God to bless your wicked and unspiritual efforts, rather than changing your methods to match his instructions!" Compare 1 Timothy 6:5; Titus 1:11. The Expositor's Greek Testament. James 4:3. αἰτεῖτε … αἰτεῖσθε: There does not seem to be any difference in meaning between the active and middle here: “If the middle is really the stronger word, we can understand its being brought in just where an effect of contrast can be secured, while in ordinary passages the active would carry as much weight as was needed” (Moulton, op. always retains its proper sense of begging from a superior. James 4:3, ESV: "You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions." B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1950), p. 55. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/james-4.html. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Greek. Woods notes, "If we are disposed to be shocked by the suggestion that men may be lustful, covetous, murderers (at heart) and constant wranglers and, at the same time, be given to prayer, we need only to recall that it is not unusual for men to invoke the blessings of God upon them, though engaged in the most high-handed wickedness" (p. 204) (Matthew 23:1-39). Because your motives are bad. James 4 Commentary. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Clyde, § 31 d. Comp. Here the indirect middle does make sense, “ye ask for yourselves” and that is “evilly” or amiss (κακως — kakōs), as James explains. I prayed for some of those beautiful custom cars that use to drive around Santa Ana when I was in High school. The questions exposing the source (James 4:1) b. College Press, Joplin, MO. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. The failure is due to the fact that they ask for the wrong reasons, because their motives are totally selfish. Ye have not the proper dispositions of prayer, and ye have an improper object. Vincent's Word Studies. Hence proceeds the war of man with man, king with king, nation with nation. We also need less desire for what is contrary to His will for us (cf. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. They may say that the pulpit is the best place to exercise pastoral care, and that they are putting first things first-but they may in fact just be indulging a passion." "Commentary on James 4:3". The amiss consists in the sensual nature of their prayers. : the cause of this being that the older form in -μαι has never been quite displaced by the newer form in -ω. James 4:10 - Matthew 5:5. "Commentary on James 4:3". Просите, и не получаете. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. BibliographyPett, Peter. It is if we ‘ask anything in accordance with His will’ that He hears us, so that we can know then that we will receive an answer to our prayers (1 John 5:14). James 4:2). Is it not from your pleasures - Your desires of earthly pleasures. It is therefore inaccurate to resolve αἰτεῖτε into “or even if you ask.”(193). James replies, It is not enough to ask for good things, but we must ask with a good spirit and intention. He goes farther: though they sought, yet they were deservedly denied; because they wished to make God the minister of their own lusts. Thus when we dare to pray ‘for Jesus’ sake’ we must ensure that we are praying for what Jesus would want us to have. 4. James 4:3. 2,3,4. It was not that they might have a decent and comfortable living, which would not be improper to desire, but that they might have the means of luxurious dress and living; perhaps the means of gross sensual gratifications. ", Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, "our lack of satisfaction goes back to one thing: we will either please ourselves or we will please God. 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. "Ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it (your object) upon (literally, in) your lusts" (literally, pleasures): not that ye may have the things you need for the service of God. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 3. αἰτεῖτε … αἰτεῖσθε. kakos. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, () he is a perfect man, () able also to bridle his whole body. 1685. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on James 4:3". James apparently again resumes the last expression, whilst he now grants αἰτεῖτε to his readers; but as he designates this their asking as κακῶς αἰτεῖσθαι, he does not consider it as an actual prayer, so that the foregoing declaration is nevertheless true. 1871-8. We also need less desire for what is contrary to His will for us (cf. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. James 3 Commentary. The description of the condition (James 4:1–3) a. Thus far in this chapter (1-3) our apostle has pictured. Ye ask, and receive not: as if to anticipate the reply of his readers that they did ask, but still did not receive the object of their desires. Nowhere is deception more likely to creep in than into such prayers; nowhere are we more likely to be mistaken in regard to our real motives, than when we go before God and ask for success in our worldly employments. giveth more grace--ever increasing grace; … Suidas: λαμπρῶς ζῆν καὶ σπαθᾷν; the object to the transitive verb is “that for which you pray.” ἐν ταῖς ἡδοναῖς ὑ΄ῶν] not with, but in your lusts. Choose a book, chapter and verse to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org τιθέναι τὰ χρήματα ἔν τινι; this meaning combines δαπανᾷν with εἰς. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". James 2:24-26 Commentary. Concessive participle of eimi. BibliographyTrapp, John. Their motivation in wanting to make converts, was not to bring God glory, but to get money from these converts to spend on their own pleasures. James 2:21-23 Commentary. "Commentary on James 4:3". This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. If such persons do not receive what they ask for, if they are not prospered in their plans, they should not set it down as evidence that God does not hear prayer, but as evidence that their prayers are offered for improper objects, or with improper motives. "Amiss" is a word that means sick or diseased. The Amplified Bible James 4:3 [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. A Greek brigand at the present day can unite robbery and murder with the most devout adoration of the virgin. In contrast, New Testament prayer grows out of a trusting relationship with a father whose will is supreme." 3.Ask amiss—A sort of correction of his phrase ask not in last verse. All rights reserved. Broadman Press 1932,33. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. That ye may consume it upon your lusts; you pray for the things of this life only, that you may have wherewith to please the flesh, and gratify your carnal appetites, and so an evil end spoils good means; and while you would have God serve your lusts you lose your prayers. Thus far in this chapter (1-3) our apostle has pictured the depraved and disturbed state of the world, especially in his own age. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/james-4.html. At this point everyone of us should ask ourselves, "Why do we pray?" ", "our lack of satisfaction goes back to one thing: we will either please ourselves or we will please God. James 4:7 . "Whether, therefore, God grants a petition for health, wealth, the ability to serve, depends on the motive which prompts such a petition. "you may spend it on your pleasures"-"your object being to waste on your pleasures what you acquire" (Wey). We have one ultimate choice: we are going to live for ourselves, trying to satisfy every desire, greed and passion in our lives, or will we live for God?". James meant briefly this, — that our desires ought to be bridled: and the way of bridling them is to subject them to the will of God. All other rights reserved. 2013. We have one ultimate choice: we are going to live for ourselves, trying to satisfy every desire, greed and passion in our lives, or will we live for God?" That unrighteous motive was that their personal cravings might be gratified and not that lawful benefits might be obtained. "Commentary on James 4:3". Some are supposed to object, But we do "ask" (cf. Such men may be professors of religion. Wahl incorrectly explains δαπανᾷν ἐν = sumtum ponere in aliqua re, i.e. But if ye do ask, ye receive not, because ye ask amiss - That is, from a wrong motive. The less tolerable is such a thing in Christians, who have had the rule of prayer given them by their heavenly Master. on StudyLight.org rogare), an asking, that is, upon equal terms. Monro, p. 8; Jelf, § 368. αἰτεῖτε however may be preferred on account of λαμβάνετε, and the two middles αἰτεῖσθαι and αἰτεῖσθε connect the clauses in which they are used. Prayer isn"t a magical way to get what we want and neither is it a short-cut, whereby we can avoid effort and work. Because ye ask amiss (διοτι κακως αιτειστε — dioti kakōs aiteisthe). 2 For () we all stumble in many ways. Not a grand picture for a believer. Pliny somewhere ridicules this impudence, that men so wickedly abuse the ears of God. See on ἠρώτων , besought, Matthew 15:23. 3Ye seek and receive not. The church ought to be the one place in this world where discrimination is based only on behavior, rather than race, dress, social standing, or age and ability. James 4:11 - Matthew 7:1-5. 1999. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, 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. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. That you may consume it upon your lusts - Margin, “pleasures.” This is the same word which is used in James 4:1, and rendered lusts. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. To ask and to receive are relative terms.— αἰτεῖσθε, ye ask) Now he refutes others who wish to appear somewhat better than these. Christians are brethren. 3Ye seek and receive not. If ye prayed aright, all your proper wants would be supplied: the improper cravings which produce "fightings" would cease. The meaning is: if you pray in a proper spirit, these selfish desires, which are the occasion of those bitter contentions among you, would cease to exist. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts. Another metaphor like "horses" (ippoi). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. James 4:3 • James 4:3 NIV • James 4:3 NLT • James 4:3 ESV • James 4:3 NASB • James 4:3 KJV • James 4:3 Commentaries • James 4:3 Bible Apps • James 4:3 Biblia Paralela • James 4:3 Chinese Bible • James 4:3 French Bible • James 4:3 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub "Commentary on James 4:3". Others lock the study door behind them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/james-4.html. You seek to gratify yourselves; whereas you should seek to glorify God and do good to men. James 4:3 . 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