1 From whence are there among you wars and strifes? Is it not from the lusts which war in your members?
2 You desire, and have not; you kill and are emulous, yet it cometh not into your hands; you strive and make wars, and nothing have because you do not ask;
3 you ask and receive not, because you ask wickedly, as that you may cherish your lusts.
4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is enmity with Aloha? He, therefore, who willeth to be the friend of this world, hath become the enemy of Aloha.
5 Or do you vainly think that the scripture saith, that In emulation desireth the Spirit who dwelleth in us?
6 But more excellent grace hath our Lord given unto us. Wherefore he saith, Aloha humbleth the proud, and to the humble he giveth grace.
7 BE subject, therefore, unto Aloha; withstand Satana, and he will flee from you;
8 and draw nigh unto Aloha, and he will be nigh you. Purify your hands, sinners, and sanctify your hearts, divided of soul.
9 Be humbled and sorrowful, and let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into anxiety.
10 Be humbled before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
11 Speak not against one another, my brethren; for he who speaketh against his brother, or judgeth his brother, speaketh against the law, and judgeth the law. And if the law thou judgest, thou art not a doer of the law, but the judge of it.
12 For one is the appointer of the law and the Judge, who can save and destroy. But thou, who art thou, who judgest thy neighbour?
13 But what shall we say of them who say, To-day or tomorrow we will go to this city, or that, and work there one year, and negotiate, and make gain?
14 and they know not what shall be on the morrow: for what is our life, but a vapour which for a little while is seen, and vanisheth and endeth?
15 For instead they should say, If the Lord will, and we live, we will do this or that.
16 They glory in their pride. All glorying such as this is from the Evil.
17 And he who knoweth the good and doeth it not, sin is to him.