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JAMES · Chapter 4
4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not behind,
even of your lusts that war in your members?
4:2 All of you lust, and have not: all of you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: all of you fight and war, yet all of you have not, because all of you ask not.
4:3 All of you ask, and receive not, because all of you ask amiss, that all of you may consume it upon your lusts.
4:4 All of you adulterers and adulteresses, know all of you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
4:5 Do all of you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?
4:6 But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, all of you sinners; and purify your hearts, all of you double minded.
4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law: but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge.
4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who are you that judge another?
4:13 Go to now, all of you that say, To day or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
4:14 Whereas all of you know not what shall be on the next day. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.
4:15 For that all of you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
4:16 But now all of you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.
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