James 4:1-6 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Aren't they caused by the selfish desires that fight to control you? 2 You want what you don't have, so you commit murder. You're determined to have things, but you can't get what you want. You quarrel and fight. You don't have the things you want, because you don't pray for them. 3 When you pray for things, you don't get them because you want them for the wrong reason--for your own pleasure. 4 You unfaithful people! Don't you know that love for this [evil] world is hatred toward God? Whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. 5 Do you think this passage means nothing? It says, "The Spirit that lives in us wants us to be his own." 6 But God shows us even more kindness. Scripture says, "God opposes arrogant people, but he is kind to humble people."
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