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

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Whence [are] wars and fightings among you? not thence -- out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members? 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2 ye desire, and ye have not; ye murder, and are zealous, and are not able to attain; ye fight and war, and ye have not, because of your not asking; 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, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend [it]. 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 and adulteresses! have ye not known that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever, then, may counsel to be a friend of the world, an enemy of God he is set. 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 emptily the Writing saith, `To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,' 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?
6 and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, `God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?' 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."