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?
But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.
For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.
The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance,
in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.
For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error.
Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.