James 4
New Heart English Bible
1Where do conflicts and quarrels among you come from? Do they not come from your passions that war in your members? 2You lust, and do not have. You kill, covet, and cannot obtain. You fight and make war. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask, and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures. 4You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit which he made to dwell in us yearns jealously"? 6But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 7Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.

11Do not speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12Only one is the lawgiver and judge, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

13Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let us go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit." 14Whereas you do not know what tomorrow will be like. What is your life? For you are a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15For you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that." 16But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil. 17To him therefore who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2016
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