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

 
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1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Do they not come even from your lusts that war in your members? 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2 Ye lust, and have not; ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain. Ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 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 Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 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 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the 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 Do ye think that the Scripture saith in vain, "The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy"? 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?
6 But He giveth more grace; therefore He saith, "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."