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James 4:2 NIV

2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

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  • a 4:4 - An allusion to covenant unfaithfulness; see Hosea 3:1.
  • b 4:5 - Or "that the spirit he caused to dwell in us envies intensely;" or "that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously"
  • c 4:6 - Prov. 3:34
  • d 4:11 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.