1 Where do the wars and disputes [come] from among you? From here [that is to say], of your lusts which fight in your members?
2 Ye covet and have not; ye murder, and have envy and cannot obtain; ye fight and war and have not that which ye desire because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask and receive not because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your pleasures.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore that desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?
6 But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
7 Submit 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, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.
9 Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and [your] joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 Murmur not against one another, brethren. He that speaks evil of [his] brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a keeper of the law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou to judge another?
13 Come now, ye that say, Today and tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain;
14 and ye do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what [is] your life? Certainly it is a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
15 Ye [ought] to say instead, If the Lord wills, and if we live, we shall do this or that.
16 But now ye boast in your arrogance; all such glory is evil.
17 Therefore sin is [still] in the one that knows to do good and does not do [it].: