Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
But if in your hearts you have bitter feelings of envy and rivalry, do not speak boastfully and falsely, in defiance of the truth.
But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait.
For out of the heart proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech.
For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.
Abandonment to earthly things is a state of enmity to God. Such a mind does not submit to God's Law, and indeed cannot do so.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is puffed up with pride and has no true knowledge, but is crazy over discussions and controversies about words which give rise to envy, quarrelling, revilings, ill-natured suspicions,
For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
1 Peter 1:14
And, since you delight in obedience, do not shape your lives by the cravings which used to dominate you in the time of your ignorance,
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.
1 Peter 4:2
that in future you may spend the rest of your earthly lives, governed not by human passions, but by the will of God.
2 Peter 2:18
For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.
2 Peter 3:3
But, above all, remember that, in the last days, men will come who make a mock at everything--men governed only by their own passions,
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If any one loves the world, there is no love in his heart for the Father.
These men are murmurers, ever bemoaning their lot. Their lives are guided by their evil passions, and their mouths are full of big, boastful words, while they treat individual men with admiring reverence for the sake of the advantage they can gain.
or you pray and yet do not receive, because you pray wrongly, your object being to waste what you get on some pleasure or another.
For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.
For the cravings of the lower nature are opposed to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are opposed to those of the lower nature; because these are antagonistic to each other, so that you cannot do everything to which you are inclined.
Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry.