James 4:1

Things to Avoid

1 What is the source of quarrels and 1conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage 2war in your members?

James 4:1 In-Context

1 What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
2 You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

Cross References 2

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Lit "From where wars and from where fightings"
  • [b]. Lit Are they "not from here," from your
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