Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members
And I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my mind, and taking me captive to the law of sin being in my members.
For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Dearly beloved, I beseech as sojourners and strangers, to keep off from fleshly passions, which war against the soul;
And to Cain and to his offering he looked not: and Cain will be very angry, and his countenance will fall.
For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the eager desires of your father will ye do. He was slaying men from the beginning, and stood not in the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he would speak a lie, he speaks of his own things; for he is a liar, and the father of him.
For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, those by the law, were energetic in our members to bring forth fruit to death.
Wherefore the thought of the flesh enmity to God: for it is not subject to the law of God, for it cannot be.
For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are adverse to one another: that not the things ye would, these should ye do.
Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
He has been proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, of which is envy, strife, slanders, evil conjectures,
For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.
And foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and conflicts pertaining to the law, avoid; for they are unprofitable and vain.
And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask wickedly that ye might expend upon your sensual pleasures.
As children of obedience, not as formerly conforming yourselves to eager desire in your ignorance:
That no more to the eager desires of men, but to the will of God, should he live the remaining time in the flesh.
For speaking excessive things of vanity, they decoy with the eager desires of the flesh, for licentiousness, them having truly escaped from those turned back in error.
Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,
Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
These are murmurers, discontented, going according to their eager desires; and their mouth speaks exceeding bulky things, admiring faces on account of advantage.