Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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 causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures? 2 You covet things and yet cannot get them; you commit murder; you have passionate desires and yet cannot gain your end; you begin to fight and make war. You have not, because you do not pray;


Cross References

Romans 7:23

but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in my body--the Law of sin.

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,

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 2:11-8

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 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.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech.

John 8:44

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.

Romans 7:5

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.

Romans 8:7

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.

Galatians 5:17

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.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:4-10

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,

Titus 3:3

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.

Titus 3:9

But hold yourself aloof from foolish controversies and pedigrees and discussions and wrangling about the Law, for they are useless and vain.

James 1:14

But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait.

James 3:14-18

But if in your hearts you have bitter feelings of envy and rivalry, do not speak boastfully and falsely, in defiance of the truth.

James 4:3

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.

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 4:2-3

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 2:15-17

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.

Jude 1:16-18

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.

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