James 4:1-6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What is the source of conflict among you? What is the source of your disputes? Don't they come from your cravings that are at war in your own lives? 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2 You long for something you don't have, so you commit murder. You are jealous for something you can't get, so you struggle and fight. You don't have because you don't ask. 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 You ask and don't have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
4 You unfaithful people! Don't you know that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? 4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
5 Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn't God long for our faithfulness in the life he has given to us? 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?
6 But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."