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James 4

We are to strive against covetousness,

James 4:1 From whence commeth warre, and fyghtyng amonge you? come they not here hence? euen of youre lustes, that fight in your membres? James 4:2 Ye lust, and haue not. Ye enuye & haue indignacyon, & can not obtayne. Ye fight & warre. Ye haue not because ye aske not. James 4:3 Ye aske and receaue not, because ye aske amysse: euen to consume it vpon your lustes.


James 4:4 Ye aduouterars, and wemen þt breke matrimonye: knowe ye not how that the frendshyp of the worlde is enmytie wt God? whosoeuer therfore wilbe a frende of þe worlde, is made þe enemye of God.


James 4:5 Ether do ye thynke þt the scripture sayth in vayne. The sprete þe dwelleth in vs, lusteth euen contrary to enuy: James 4:6 but geueth more grace. James 4:7 Submit your selues therfore to God: but resyst þe deuyll, and he will flye from you. James 4:8 Drawe nye to God, and he will drawe nye to you. Clense your handes ye siners, & pourge your hertes ye waueryng mynded. James 4:9 Suffre afflictions & mourne, & wepe. Let your laughter be turned to mournyng, & youre ioye to heuynes. James 4:10 Humble youre selues in þe sight of þe lord, & he shal lyft you vp.

detraction, and rash judgments of others:

James 4:11 Backbyte not one another, brethren. He þt backbyteth his brother, & he þt iudgeth hys brother, backbyteth the lawe, and iudgeth the lawe. But & yf þu iudge þe lawe, þu art not an obseruer of þe lawe: but a iudge. James 4:12 Ther is one lawe geuer which is able to saue and to destroye. What art thou þt iudgest another?

and not to be confident in the good success of worldly business, but mindful ever of the uncertainty of this life, to commit ourselves and all our affairs to God's providence.

James 4:13 Go to now ye that saye: to daye and to morow let vs go into soch a citye, and continue there a yeare, and bye and sell, and wynne: James 4:14 & yet can not ye tell, what shall happen on þe morow. For what thing is your lyfe? It is euen a vapour, that apereth for a lytell time, and then vanissheth awaye: James 4:15 For that ye ought to saye: yf the Lord will, and yf we lyue, let vs do this or that. James 4:16 But now ye reioyce in your boastynges. All soch reioysynge is euyll. James 4:17 Therfore to hym that knoweth how to do good, and doth it not, to hym it is synne.

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