Chapter 4James


1 Whence wars and whence fightings among you? come they not hence, of your :pleasures that war in your :members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and are jealous and cannot obtain: ye fight and war; ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your :pleasures. 4 Adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with :God? Whoso therefore intends to be the world’s friend maketh himself God’s enemy. 5 Or think ye that the scripture saith in vain, Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying? 6 But he giveth greater grace. Wherefore it saith, :God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. 7 Be subject therefore to :God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to :God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your :laughter be turned to mourning, and the joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the Lord’s sight and he shall exalt you. 11 Speak not one against another, brethren. Who speaketh against a brother, or judgeth his :brother, speaketh against the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judgest the law, thou art not doer of the law, but judge. 12 One is lawgiver and judge, he who can save and destroy: but who art THOU that judgest thy :neighbor?
13 Come now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into this :city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14 whereas ye know not what is your :life on the morrow. For ye are a vapor that appeareth for a little, and then disappeareth. 15 Instead of your saying, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that. 16 But now ye glory in your :vauntings: all such glorying is evil. 17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth not, to him it is sin.