Where do the wars and disputes come from among you? From here that is to say, of your lusts which fight in your members?
Ye covet and have not; ye murder, and have envy and cannot obtain; ye fight and war and have not that which ye desire because ye ask not.
Ye ask and receive not because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your pleasures.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore that desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself the enemy of God.
Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?
But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.