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James 4

CJB 1 What is causing all the quarrels and fights among you? Isn't it your desires battling inside you? NIV 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? CJB 2 You desire things and don't have them. You kill, and you are jealous, and you still can't get them. So you fight and quarrel. The reason you don't have is that you don't pray! NIV 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. CJB 3 Or you pray and don't receive, because you pray with the wrong motive, that of wanting to indulge your own desires. NIV 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. CJB 4 You unfaithful wives! Don't you know that loving the world is hating God? Whoever chooses to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy! NIV 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. CJB 5 Or do you suppose the Scripture speaks in vain when it says that there is a spirit in us which longs to envy? NIV 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? CJB 6 But the grace he gives is greater, which is why it says, "God opposes the arrogant, but to the humble he gives grace." NIV 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." CJB 7 Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you. NIV 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. CJB 8 Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Clean your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded people! NIV 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. CJB 9 Wail, mourn, sob! Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into gloom! NIV 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. CJB 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. NIV 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. CJB 11 Brothers, stop speaking against each other! Whoever speaks against a brother or judges a brother is speaking against Torah and judging Torah. And if you judge Torah, you are not a doer of what Torah says, but a judge. NIV 11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. CJB 12 There is but one Giver of Torah; he is also the Judge, with the power to deliver and to destroy. Who do you think you are, judging your fellow human being? NIV 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor? CJB 13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such-and-such a city, stay there a year trading and make a profit"! NIV 13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." CJB 14 You don't even know if you will be alive tomorrow! For all you are is a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears. NIV 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. CJB 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If ADONAI wants it to happen, we will live" to do this or that. NIV 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." CJB 16 But as it is, in your arrogance you boast. All such boasting is evil. NIV 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. CJB 17 So then, anyone who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it is committing a sin. NIV 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.