Things to Avoid

1 What is the source of quarrels and 1conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage 2war in your members?

References for James 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Lit "From where wars and from where fightings"
    • b 4:1 - Lit Are they "not from here," from your
      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.

      References for James 4:2

      3 You ask and 4do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

      References for James 4:3

        • c 4:3 - Lit "wickedly"
        • d 4:3 - Lit "in"
          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.

          References for James 4:4

          5 Or do you think that the Scripture 9speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires 10the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

          References for James 4:5

            • e 4:5 - Or "The spirit which He has made to dwell in us lusts with envy"
            • f 4:5 - Lit "desires to jealousy"
              6 But 11He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "12GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

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              7 13Submit therefore to God. 14Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

              References for James 4:7

              8 15Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. 16Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and 17purify your hearts, you 18double-minded.