4:1 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members?
4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.
4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not 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.

4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"?

4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."

4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.
4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.
4:9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?

4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
4:13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit";

4:14 Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
4:14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

4:15 For that ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
4:15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."

4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
4:16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.
4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.