Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]? 13. 3. giveth more grace--ever increasing grace; the farther ye depart from "envy" [BENGEL]. 4:1-10 Since all wars and fightings come from the corruptions of our own hearts, it is right to mortify those lusts that war in the members. James 4 Warning Against Worldliness. 2. Even as the Old Testament shows Israel to be a spiritual … You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. 2 You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You do not have, because you do not ask.(A). Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery]. Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]? 3. James also here refers to james 3:14 james 3:16. 4 You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! (1), 6. What is the nature of your life? One only is the Lawgiver and Judge Who is able to save and to destroy [the One Who has the absolute power of life and death]. Wordly and fleshly lusts are distempers, which will not allow content or satisfaction. NIV Story; NIV Bible Translation Philosophy; NIV Bible Translation Process; NIV Bible Translators; The NIV’s Commitment James has been writing to Jewish Christians of the first century (James 1:1). 6. So be subject to God. 15. Amplified Holy Bible, eBook: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew Zondervan. 10 Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant]. Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).(C). 1What leads to [the unending] quarrels and conflicts among you? James 4:11 This is not a prohibition of all judgment, nor is it a command to stop using godly wisdom, common sense, and moral courage together with God’s written word to discern right from wrong, to distinguish between morality and immorality, and to judge doctrinal truth. Assault Amplified (Anomalies Book 2) - Kindle edition by James, Anthony. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins]. Apr 17, 2015 - Come close to God and He will come close to you. 5 Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? The Amplified Bible Classic Edition (AMPC) was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation. 16 But as it is, you boast [falsely] in your presumption and your self-conceit. The reference is to sensual gratifications, and the word would include all that comes under the name of sensual pleasure, or carnal appetite. WHAT LEADS to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? 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