4Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?
2You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask.
3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures.
4Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
5Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us?
6But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.
7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
12There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. So who, then, are you to judge your neighbour?