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James 4:1-3 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Isn't it the whole army of evil desires at war within you? 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2 You want what you don't have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous for what others have, and you can't possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don't have what you want is that you don't ask God for it. 2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
3 And even when you do ask, you don't get it because your whole motive is wrong -- you want only what will give you pleasure. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.