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

 
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1 Whereof be battles and chidings among you? Whether not of your covetings, that fight in your members? 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2 Ye covet, and ye have not; ye slay, and ye have envy, and ye be not able to get [ye slay, and have envy, and ye be not able to get]. Ye chide, and make battle; and ye have not, for that 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 ye receive not; for that ye ask evil, as ye show openly in your covetings. 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 Adulterers, know not ye, that the friendship of this world is enemy to God? Therefore whoever will be the friend of this world, is made 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 Whether ye guess [Whether ween ye], that the scripture saith vainly, The spirit that dwelleth in you, coveteth 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 the more grace [Forsooth he giveth more grace]; for which thing he saith, God withstandeth proud men, but to meek men he giveth grace. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."