- Whence [come] wars and whence [come] fightings among you?
[come they] not hence, [even] of your pleasures that war in your members?
- Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war;
ye have not, because ye ask not.
- Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend [it] in your pleasures.
- Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?
Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.
- Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain?
Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?
- But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore [the scripture] saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
- Be subject therefore unto God;
but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.
- 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 exalt you.
- Speak not one against another, brethren.
He that speaketh against a brother, or judgeth his brother, speaketh against the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judgest the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
- One [only] is the lawgiver and judge, [even] he who is able to save and to destroy: but who art thou that judgest thy neighbor?
- Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
- whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
What is your life?
For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
- For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.
- But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.
- To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.