Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

What is the source of the wars and the fights among you? Don't they come from the cravings that are at war within you?

International Standard Version

Where do those fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires that are at war in your bodies, don't they?

A Conservative Version

From where are wars and fightings among you? Is it not from here: from your pleasures warring in your body-parts?

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?

Amplified

What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?

An Understandable Version

Where do conflicts and fights among you come from? Do they not come from your [desire for] pleasures which produces inner conflict?

Anderson New Testament

Whence come wars and strifes among you? Come they not hence, even of your passions, which war in your members?

Bible in Basic English

What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies?

Common New Testament

What causes quarrels and fights among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?

Daniel Mace New Testament

you breathe slaughter and revenge for what you cannot obtain.

Darby Translation

Whence come wars and whence fightings among you? Is it not thence, from your pleasures, which war in your members?

Godbey New Testament

Whence come wars and whence come battles within you? are they not from thence, from your pleasures warring in your members?

Goodspeed New Testament

What causes wars and fights among you? Is it not your cravings, which are at war within your bodies?

John Wesley New Testament

From whence come wars and fightings among you? Is it not hence, from your pleasures that war in your members?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Where do the wars and disputes come from among you? From here that is to say, of your lusts which fight in your members?

Julia Smith Translation

Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members

King James 2000

From where come wars and fightings among you? come they not from here, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Lexham Expanded Bible

From where [are] conflicts and from where [are] quarrels among you? [Is it] not from this, from your pleasures that wage war among your members?

Modern King James verseion

From where do wars and fightings among you come? Is it not from this, from your lusts which war in your members?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

From whence cometh war, and fighting among you? Come they not here hence, even of your voluptuousness that raineth in your members?

Moffatt New Testament

Where do conflicts, where do wrangles come from, in your midst? Is it not from these passions of yours that war among your members?

Montgomery New Testament

Where do the conflicts and quarrels that go on among you come from? Do they not come from your passions which are always making war among your bodily members?

NET Bible

Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?

New Heart English Bible

Where do conflicts and quarrels among you come from? Do they not come from your passions that war in your members?

Noyes New Testament

Whence are wars and whence are fightings among you? Are they not hence, from your lusts that war in your members?

Sawyer New Testament

Whence come wars and contentions among you? Come they not thence, from your pleasures that war in your members?

The Emphasized Bible

Whence wars and whence fightings among you? are they not from hence - due to your pleasures which are taking the field in your members?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

FROM whence come wars and conflicts among you? spring they not from hence, even from your passions, which war in your members?

Twentieth Century New Testament

What is the cause of the fighting and quarreling that goes on among you? Is not it to be found in the desires which are always at war within you?

Webster

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?

Williams New Testament

What causes wars and quarrels among you? Is it not your different desires which are ever at war within your bodies? You desire things and cannot have them, and so you commit murder.

World English Bible

Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?

Worrell New Testament

Whence are wars, and whence are battles among you? Are they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?

Worsley New Testament

Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence? even of your carnal appetites making war in your bodies?

Youngs Literal Translation

Whence are wars and fightings among you? not thence -- out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πόθεν 
Pothen 
Usage: 17

πόλεμος 
Polemos 
Usage: 12

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

μάχη 
Mache 
Usage: 4

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

come they not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐντεύθεν 
Enteuthen 
Usage: 8

even of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371
Usage: 371

ἡδονή 
hedone 
Usage: 4

στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Images James 4:1

Prayers for James 4:1

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

1 What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.


Cross References

Romans 7:23

but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.

Mark 7:21-23

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.

Genesis 4:5-8

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Jeremiah 17:9

"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

Matthew 15:19

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Romans 7:5

For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

Romans 8:7

because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:4-10

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

Titus 3:3

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

Titus 3:9

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

James 1:14

But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.

James 3:14-18

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

James 4:3

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

1 Peter 1:14

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,

1 Peter 4:2-3

so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

2 Peter 3:3

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Jude 1:16-18

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

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