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James 4 (ASV)

[1] Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?
[2] Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, 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] Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.
[5] Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain? Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?
[6] But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
[7] Be subject therefore unto 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, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.
[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 exalt you.
[11] Speak not one against another, brethren. He that 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 a doer of the law, but a judge.
[12] One only is the lawgiver and judge, even he who is able to save and to destroy: but who art thou that judgest thy neighbor?
[13] Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
[14] whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
[15] For that ye ought to say, 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 it not, to him it is sin.

King James w/Strong’s #s

James 4 (KJVS)

[1] From whence G4159 [come] wars G4171 and G2532 fightings G3163 among G1722 you G5213? [come they] not G3756 hence G1782, [even] of G1537 your G5216 lusts G2237 that war G4754 (PresMidPtc) in G1722 your G5216 members G3196?
[2] Ye lust G1937 (PresActInd), and G2532 have G2192 (PresActInd) not G3756: ye kill G5407 (PresActInd), and G2532 desire to have G2206 (PresActInd), and G2532 cannot G3756 G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) obtain G2013 (Aor2ActInf): ye fight G3164 (PresMidPasDepInd) and G2532 war G4170 (PresActInd), yet G1161 ye have G2192 (PresActInd) not G3756, because G1223 ye G5209 ask G154 (PresMidInf) not G3361.
[3] Ye ask G154 (PresActInd), and G2532 receive G2983 (PresActInd) not G3756, because G1360 ye ask G154 (PresMidInd) amiss G2560, that G2443 ye may consume G1159 (AorActSubj) [it] upon G1722 your G5216 lusts G2237.
[4] Ye adulterers G3432 and G2532 adulteresses G3428, know ye G1492 (PerfActInd) not G3756 that G3754 the friendship G5373 of the world G2889 is G2076 (PresInd) enmity G2189 with God G2316? whosoever G3739 G302 therefore G3767 will be G1511 (PresInf) G1014 (AorPasDepSubj) a friend G5384 of the world G2889 is G2525 (PresPasInd) the enemy G2190 of God G2316.
[5] G2228 Do ye think G1380 (PresActInd) that G3754 the scripture G1124 saith G3004 (PresActInd) in vain G2761, The spirit G4151 that G3739 dwelleth G2730 (AorActInd) in G1722 us G2254 lusteth G1971 (PresActInd) to G4314 envy G5355?
[6] But G1161 he giveth G1325 (PresActInd) more G3187 grace G5485. Wherefore G1352 he saith G3004 (PresActInd), God G2316 resisteth G498 (PresMidInd) the proud G5244, but G1161 giveth G1325 (PresActInd) grace G5485 unto the humble G5011.
[7] Submit yourselves G5293 (Aor2PasImpr) therefore G3767 to God G2316. Resist G436 (Aor2ActImpr) the devil G1228, and G2532 he will flee G5343 (FutMidDepInd) from G575 you G5216.
[8] Draw nigh G1448 (AorActImpr) to God G2316, and G2532 he will draw nigh G1448 (FutActInd) to you G5213. Cleanse G2511 (AorActImpr) [your] hands G5495, [ye] sinners G268; and G2532 purify G48 (AorActImpr) [your] hearts G2588, [ye] double minded G1374.
[9] Be afflicted G5003 (AorActImpr), and G2532 mourn G3996 (AorActImpr), and G2532 weep G2799 (AorActImpr): let your G5216 laughter G1071 be turned G3344 (Aor2PasImpr) to G1519 mourning G3997, and G2532 [your] joy G5479 to G1519 heaviness G2726.
[10] Humble yourselves G5013 (AorPasImpr) in the sight G1799 of the Lord G2962, and G2532 he shall lift G5312 you G5209 up G5312 (FutActInd).
[11] Speak G2635 not G3361 evil G2635 (PresActImpr) one of another G240, brethren G80. He that speaketh evil G2635 (PresActPtc) of [his] brother G80, and G2532 judgeth G2919 (PresActPtc) his G846 brother G80, speaketh evil G2635 (PresActInd) of the law G3551, and G2532 judgeth G2919 (PresActInd) the law G3551: but G1161 if G1487 thou judge G2919 (PresActInd) the law G3551, thou art G1488 (PresInd) not G3756 a doer G4163 of the law G3551, but G235 a judge G2923.
[12] There is G2076 (PresInd) one G1520 lawgiver G3550, who G3588 is able G1410 (PresMidPasDepPtc) to save G4982 (AorActInf) and G2532 to destroy G622 (AorActInf): who G5101 art G1488 (PresInd) thou G4771 that G3739 judgest G2919 (PresActInd) another G2087?
[13] Go to G33 (PresActImpr) now G3568, ye that say G3004 (PresActPtc), To day G4594 or G2532 to morrow G839 we will go G4198 (AorMidDepSubj) into G1519 such G3592 a city G4172, and G2532 continue G4160 (AorActSubj) G4160 (FutActInd) there G1563 a G1520 year G1763, and G2532 buy and sell G1710 (AorMidDepSubj) G1710 (FutMidDepInd), and G2532 get gain G2770 (AorActSubj) G2770 (FutActInd):
[14] Whereas G3748 ye know G1987 (PresMidPasDepInd) not G3756 what G3588 [shall be] on the morrow G839. For G1063 what G4169 [is] your G5216 life G2222? It is G2076 (PresInd) even G1063 a vapour G822, that G4314 appeareth for G5316 (PresMidPasPtc) a little time G3641, and G1161 then G1899 vanisheth away G853 (PresPasPtc).
[15] For that G473 ye G5209 [ought] to say G3004 (PresActInf), If G1437 the Lord G2962 will G2309 (AorActSubj), G2532 we shall live G2198 (AorActSubj) G2198 (FutActInd), and G2532 do G4160 (AorActSubj) G4160 (FutActInd) this G5124, or G2228 that G1565.
[16] But G1161 now G3568 ye rejoice G2744 (PresMidPasDepInd) in G1722 your G5216 boastings G212: all G3956 such G5108 rejoicing G2746 is G2076 (PresInd) evil G4190.
[17] Therefore G3767 to him that knoweth G1492 (PerfActPtc) to do G4160 (PresActInf) good G2570, and G2532 doeth G4160 (PresActPtc) [it] not G3361, to him G846 it is G2076 (PresInd) sin G266.

Young’s Literal Translation

James 4 (YLT)

[1] Whence are wars and fightings among you? not thence-out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?
[2] ye desire, and ye have not; ye murder, and are zealous, and are not able to attain; ye fight and war, and ye have not, because of your not asking;
[3] ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend it.
[4] Adulterers and adulteresses! have ye not known that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever, then, may counsel to be a friend of the world, an enemy of God he is set.
[5] Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, ‘To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,’
[6] and greater grace he doth give, wherefore he saith, ‘God against proud ones doth set Himself up, and to lowly ones He doth give grace?’
[7] be subject, then, to God; stand up against the devil, and he will flee from you;
[8] draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!
[9] be exceeding afflicted, and mourn, and weep, let your laughter to mourning be turned, and the joy to heaviness;
[10] be made low before the Lord, and He shall exalt you.
[11] Speak not one against another, brethren; he who is speaking against a brother, and is judging his brother, doth speak against law, and doth judge law, and if law thou dost judge, thou art not a doer of law but a judge;
[12] one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; thou-who art thou that dost judge the other?
[13] Go, now, ye who are saying, ‘To-day and to-morrow we will go on to such a city, and will pass there one year, and traffic, and make gain;’
[14] who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing;
[15] instead of your saying, ‘If the Lord may will, we shall live, and do this or that;’
[16] and now ye glory in your pride; all such glorying is evil;
[17] to him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing, sin it is to him.