Tiago 4

1 Whence {come} wars and whence fightings among you? {Is it} not thence, -from your pleasures, which war in your members?

2 Ye lust and have not: ye kill and are full of envy, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war; ye have not because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may consume {it} in your pleasures.

4 Adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore is minded to be {the} friend of the world is constituted enemy of God.

5 Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

6 But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against {the} proud, but gives grace to {the} lowly.

7 Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse {your} hands, sinners, and purify {your} hearts, ye double-minded.

9 Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and {your} joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves before {the} Lord, and he shall exalt you.

11 Speak not against one another, brethren. He that speaks against {his} brother, or judges his brother, speaks against {the} law and judges {the} law. But if thou judgest {the} law, thou art not doer of {the} law, but judge.

12 One is the lawgiver and judge, who is able to save and to destroy: but who art *thou* who judgest thy neighbour?

13 Go to now, ye who say, To-day or to-morrow will we go into such a city and spend a year there, and traffic and make gain,

14 ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, ({for} what {is} your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little while, and then disappearing,)

15 instead of your saying, If the Lord should {so} will and we should live, we will also do this or that.

16 But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.

17 To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.