James 4:1
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English Standard Version
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?

King James Bible
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

American Standard Version
Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?

Douay-Rheims Bible
From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members?

English Revised Version
Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?

Webster's Bible Translation
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even from your lusts that war in your members?

Weymouth New Testament
What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?

James 4:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Lusts (ἡδονῶν)

Lit., pleasures, as Rev. Properly, sensual pleasures. The sinful pleasures are the outgrowths of the lusts, James 4:2.

That war (στρατευομένων)

The thought of wars and rightings is carried into the figurative description of the sensuality which arrays its forces and carries on its campaign in the members. The verb does not imply mere fighting, but all that is included in military service. A remarkable parallel occurs in Plato, "Phaedo," 66: "For whence come wars and rightings and factions? Whence but from the body and the lusts of the body?" Compare 1 Peter 2:11; Romans 7:23.

James 4:1 Parallel Commentaries

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whence.

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

fightings. or, brawlings. come they.

James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

1 Timothy 6:4-10 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him...

Jude 1:16-18 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...

lusts. or, pleasures. See on ver.

James 4:3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.

in.

Romans 7:5,23 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

Cross References
Romans 7:23
but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

2 Timothy 2:23
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

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