Chapter 4

JAM.4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
JAM.4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
JAM.4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
JAM.4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
JAM.4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
JAM.4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
JAM.4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
JAM.4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
JAM.4:9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
JAM.4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
JAM.4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a 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.
JAM.4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
JAM.4:13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”;
JAM.4:14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
JAM.4:15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
JAM.4:16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
JAM.4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

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