From whence come warsandfightingsaamongyou? come they nothence, even ofyourlusts that warinyourmembers?2
Ye lust , andhavenot: ye kill , and desire to have , andcannotobtain : ye fightandwar , yet ye havenot,becauseyeasknot.3
Ye ask , andreceivenot,because ye askamiss,that ye may consume it uponyourlusts.b4
Ye adulterersandadulteresses, know yenotthat the friendship of the worldisenmity with God?whosoevertherefore will be a friend of the worldis the enemy of God.5Do ye thinkthat the scripturesaith in vain, The spiritthatdwellethinuslustethtoenvy?6But he givethmoregrace.Wherefore he saith , Godresisteth the proud,butgivethgrace unto the humble.7
Submit yourselvestherefore to God.Resist the devil,and he will fleefromyou.8
Draw nigh to God,and he will draw nigh to you.Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;andpurify your hearts, ye double minded.9
Be afflicted , andmourn , andweep : let yourlaughter be turnedtomourning,and your joytoheaviness.10
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,and he shall liftyouup .
11Speaknotevil one of another,brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother,andjudgethhisbrother, speaketh evil of the law,andjudgeth the law:butif thou judge the law, thou artnot a doer of the law,but a judge.12
There isonelawgiver,who is able to saveand to destroy : whoartthouthatjudgestanother?13
Go tonow, ye that say , To dayor to morrow we will gointosuch a city,andcontinuethereayear,and buy and sell , and get gain :
14Whereas ye knownotwhat shall be on the morrow.Forwhat is yourlife? It iseven a vapour,that appeareth for a little time,andthen vanisheth away .
For thatye ought to say , If the Lordwill , we shall live , anddothis,orthat.16Butnow ye rejoiceinyourboastings:allsuchrejoicingisevil.17Therefore to him that knoweth to dogood,anddoeth it not, to him it issin.