James 4:1-9 (New American Standard)

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Things to Avoid

1 aWhat is the source of quarrels and 1conflicts among you? bIs not the source your pleasures that wage 2war in your members ? 2 You lust and do not have ; so you 3commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain ; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and 4do not receive, because you ask cwith wrong motives, so that you may spend it don your pleasures. 4 You 5adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with 6the world is 7hostility toward God ? 8Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture 9speaks to no purpose : "eHe fjealously desires 10the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"? 6 But 11He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "12GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." 7 13Submit therefore to God. 14Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 15Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. 16Cleanse your hands, you sinners ; and 17purify your hearts, you 18double-minded. 9 19Be miserable and mourn and weep ; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.
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