- From whence cometh warre and fightyng among you?
come they not here hence, euen of your lustes that fight in your members?
- Ye lust, and haue not: Ye enuie, and haue indignation, and can not obtayne: Ye fyght and warre, ye haue not, because ye aske not.
- Ye aske and receaue not, because ye aske amisse, euen to consume it vpon your lustes.
- Ye adulterers & adultresses, knowe you not howe that the frendship of the world is enmitie with God?
Whosoeuer therfore wylbe a friende of the worlde, is made the enemie of God.
- Either do ye thynke that the scripture sayth in vayne, the spirite that dwelleth in vs, lusteth after enuie?
- But [the scripture] offereth more grace, and therefore sayth, God resisteth the proude, but geueth grace vnto ye lowlie.
- Submit your selues therfore to God: but resist the deuyll, and he wyll flee from you.
- Drawe nye to God, and he wyll drawe nye to you.
Clense your handes ye sinners, and purifie your heartes ye double mynded.
- Suffer afflictions, and mourne, and weepe: Let your laughter be turned to mournyng, and your ioy to heauinesse.
- Humble your selues in the sight of the Lorde, and he shall lyft you vp.
- Backbite not one another brethren.
He that backbiteth his brother, and he that iudgeth his brother, backbiteth ye lawe, and iudgeth the lawe: But and yf thou iudge the lawe, thou art not an obseruer of the lawe, but a iudge.
- There is one lawe geuer, which is able to saue and to destroy.
What art thou that iudgest another?
- Go to nowe ye that say, to day and to morowe let vs go into such a citie, and continue there a yere, and bye and sell, and wynne:
- And yet can not ye tel what shall happen on the morowe.
For what thyng is your lyfe?
It is euen a vapour, that appeareth for a litle tyme, and then he vanisheth away.
- For that ye ought to say: If the Lorde wyll, and yf we lyue, let vs do this or that.
- But now ye reioyce in your boastinges: All such reioycyng is euyll.
- Therfore to hym that knoweth howe to do good, and doth it not, to hym it is sinne.