James 4:2-12 NAS

2 You lust and do not have; so you 1commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.

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3 You ask and 2do not receive, because you ask awith wrong motives, so that you may spend it bon your pleasures.

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    • £ 4:3 - Lit "wickedly"
    • ¤ 4:3 - Lit "in"
      4 You 3adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with 4the world is 5hostility toward God? 6Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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      5 Or do you think that the Scripture 7speaks to no purpose: "cHe djealously desires 8the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

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        • ¥ 4:5 - Or "The spirit which He has made to dwell in us lusts with envy"
        • ¦ 4:5 - Lit "desires to jealousy"
          6 But 9He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "10GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

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          7 11Submit therefore to God. 12Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

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          8 13Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. 14Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and 15purify your hearts, you 16double-minded.
          9 17Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.

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          10 18Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

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          11 19Do not speak against one another, 20brethren. He who speaks against a brother or 21judges his brother, speaks against 22the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not 23a doer of the law but a judge of it.

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          12 There is only one 24Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is 25able to save and to destroy; but 26who are you who judge your neighbor?

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