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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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James 4 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:1 - What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:2 - You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:3 - You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:4 - Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:5 - Or do you suppose it is in vain that the scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit which he has made to dwell in us"?

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:6 - But he gives more grace; therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:8 - Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:9 - Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:10 - Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:11 - Do not speak evil against one another, brethren. He that speaks evil against a brother or judges his brother, 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:12 - There is one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you that you judge your neighbor?

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:13 - Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain";

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:14 - whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:15 - Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and we shall do this or that."

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:16 - As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:17 - Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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