Whence [are] wars and fightings among you? not thence -- out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?
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;
ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend [it].
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.
Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, `To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,'
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?'