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James 4:1

Warning Against Worldliness

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions1 are yat war within you?2

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James 4:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?

James 4:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

James 4:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?

James 4:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

James 4:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you.

James 4:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?

James 4:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Whence come wars and whence fightings among you? Is it not thence, —from your pleasures, which war in your members?

James 4:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Aren’t they caused by the selfish desires that fight to control you?

James 4:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you?

James 4:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?

James 4:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

From where are conflicts and from where are quarrels among you? Is it not from this, from your pleasures that wage war among your members?

James 4:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Why do you fight and argue among yourselves? Isn’t it because of your sinful longings? They fight inside you.

James 4:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?