1aWhat is the source of quarrels and 1conflictsamong you? bIs not the source your pleasures that wage2war in your members?
You lust and do not have; so you 3commitmurder. You are envious and cannotobtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not havebecause you do not ask.
You ask and 4do not receive, because you askcwith wrongmotives, so that you may spend it don your pleasures.
You 5adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with 6the world is 7hostility toward God? 8Thereforewhoeverwishes to be a friend of the worldmakes himself an enemy of God.
5Or do you think that the Scripture9speaks to nopurpose: "eHe fjealouslydesires10the Spiritwhich He has made to dwell in us"?
But 11He gives a greatergrace. Therefore it says, "12GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVESGRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
713Submittherefore to God. 14Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
815Drawnear to God and He will drawnear to you. 16Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and 17purify your hearts, you 18double-minded.
919Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.