1 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?
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
1 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?
2 You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask;
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
2 You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.
2 You want something but do not get it, so you commit murder. You covet something but cannot obtain it, so you quarrel and fight. You do not get things because you do not ask for them!
3 you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
3 You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason for your own pleasure.
4 Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
4 You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think the scripture means nothing when it says, "The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning"?
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
5 Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?
6 But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
6 But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."
7 So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
7 Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.
8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
8 Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9 Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
9 Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
10 Humble yourselves in the Lord's presence, and he will exalt you.
11 Do not speak against one another, brothers and sisters. He who speaks against a fellow believer or judges a fellow believer speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but its judge.
11 (U)Do not speak against one another, (V)brethren. He who speaks against a brother or (W)judges his brother, speaks against (X)the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not (Y)a doer of the law but a judge of it.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
11 Don’t criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.(I)
11 Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.
12 But there is only one who is lawgiver and judge -- the one who is able to save and destroy. On the other hand, who are you to judge your neighbor?
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge the one who can save and destroy. So who are you to judge your neighbor?
13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit."
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money."
14 You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes.
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
14 You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
15 You ought to say instead, "If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that."
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
15 Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
15 Instead you should say, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that."
16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
16 But you boast about your proud intentions. All such boasting is evil.
17 So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
17 Therefore, anyone who knows what is right but fails to do it is guilty of sin.
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