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IV.  From whence are wars, and from whence are fightings among you? Are they not from hence, from your lusts that war in your members?

2Ye desire, and have not; ye kill, and envy, and can not obtain; ye fight and war. Ye have not, because ye ask not;

3ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore desires to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

5Do ye think that the Scripture says in vain, the spirit he made to dwell in us has jealous longings?

6But he gives the more grace. Wherefore he says:
God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.

7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness.

10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.

11Do not speak against one another, brethren. He that speaks against his brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law, and judges the law. But if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

12One is the lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. Who art thou that judgest thy neighbor?

13Come now, ye that say: To-day and to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend one year there, and buy and sell, and get gain;

14(whereas ye know not what belongs to the morrow; for what is your life? for ye are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away;)

15instead of saying: If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

16But now ye glory in your boastings. All such glorying is evil.

17Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.