James 4:1-6 LEB

Subject Yourselves to God

1 From where [are] conflicts and from where [are] quarrels among you? [Is it] not from this, from your pleasures that wage war among your members?

References for James 4:1

      2 You desire and do not have; you murder and are filled with envy, and are not able to obtain; you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
      3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, in order that you may spend [it] on your pleasures.
      4 Adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes [himself] an enemy of God.
      5 Or do you think that in vain the scripture says, "The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires jealously"?a

      References for James 4:5

        •  4:5 - This translation takes "spirit" to be the capacity within people that produces a divided mind and conflicts regarding God; other translations take this to refer to the Holy Spirit: "He (God) jealously desires the Spirit which he caused to dwell in us"
          6 But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."