James 4:2
You crave what you do not have. You kill and covet, but are unable to obtain it. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask.
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James 5:6
You have condemned and murdered the righteous, who did not resist you.

1 John 3:15
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer.

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James 5:1-5
Come now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you. . . .

Proverbs 1:19
Such is the fate of all who are greedy, whose unjust gain takes the lives of its possessors.

Ecclesiastes 4:8
There is a man all alone, without even a son or brother. And though there is no end to his labor, his eyes are still not content with his wealth: "For whom do I toil and bereave my soul of enjoyment?" This too is futile--a miserable task.

Habakkuk 2:5
furthermore, wine betrays; an arrogant man is never at rest. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and like Death, he is never satisfied. He gathers all nations to himself and collects all the peoples as his own.

1 Timothy 6:9, 10
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. . . .


James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Isaiah 7:12
But Ahaz replied, "I will not ask; I will not test the LORD."

Matthew 7:7, 8
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. . . .

Luke 11:9-13
So I tell you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. . . .

John 4:10
Jesus answered, "If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

John 16:24
Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

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