James 4:1-3 DBY

1 Whence [come] wars and whence fightings among you? [Is it] not thence, -- from your pleasures, a which war in your members?

References for James 4:1

    • x 4:1 - Lit. 'pleasures,' not 'lusts;' there is an additional idea, the satisfaction the heart feels in satisfying, or rather gratifying, lust: see Tit. 3.3.
      2 Ye lust and have not: ye kill and are full of envy, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war; ye have not because ye ask not.
      3 Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may consume [it] in your pleasures.