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

 
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1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are 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 desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not 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 do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 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 adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself 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 it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in 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 more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."