Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 wars and 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 [the unending] quarrels and conflicts among you? Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]?

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?

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 Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members 2 Ye eagerly desire, and have not: ye kill, and are zealous, and cannot succeed: ye fight and wage war, and ye have not, because ye ask not.


Cross References

Romans 7:23

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.

Mark 7:21-23

For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders,

1 Peter 2:11

Dearly beloved, I beseech as sojourners and strangers, to keep off from fleshly passions, which war against the soul;

Genesis 4:5-8

And to Cain and to his offering he looked not: and Cain will be very angry, and his countenance will fall.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all, and man himself, who shall know him?

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations:

John 8:44

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.

Romans 7:5

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.

Romans 8:7

Wherefore the thought of the flesh enmity to God: for it is not subject to the law of God, for it cannot be.

Galatians 5:17

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.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 Timothy 6:4-10

He has been proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, of which is envy, strife, slanders, evil conjectures,

Titus 3:3

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.

Titus 3:9

And foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and conflicts pertaining to the law, avoid; for they are unprofitable and vain.

James 1:14

And each is tempted from his own lust, being drawn out, and decoyed.

James 3:14-18

And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth.

James 4:3

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask wickedly that ye might expend upon your sensual pleasures.

1 Peter 1:14

As children of obedience, not as formerly conforming yourselves to eager desire in your ignorance:

1 Peter 4:2-3

That no more to the eager desires of men, but to the will of God, should he live the remaining time in the flesh.

2 Peter 2:18

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.

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,

1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Jude 1:16-18

These are murmurers, discontented, going according to their eager desires; and their mouth speaks exceeding bulky things, admiring faces on account of advantage.

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