1 Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don`t they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
2 You lust, and don`t have. You kill, covet, and can`t obtain. You fight and make war. Yet you don`t have, because you don`t ask.
3 You ask, and don`t receive, because you ask amiss, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.
4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don`t you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?
6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
7 Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.