From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even
of your lusts that war in your members?
(4:3) "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss."
If your prayers are not answered, it's your own damned fault.
(4:4) "Ye adulterers and adulteresses ... Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world
is the enemy of God."
(4:5) "Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?"
James quotes a scripture that says, "The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy." But there is no such verse in
(4:14) "Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It
is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
(All we are is dust in the wind.)
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye
fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
4:3Ye ask, and receive not,
because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye 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.
4:5Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us
lusteth to envy?
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but
giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh 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.
4:11Speak not evil one of
another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his
brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge
the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
4:12There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy:who art thou
that judgest another?
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city,
and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It
is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is