We are to strive against covetousness,
James 4:1 From whence commeth warre & fyghtynge amonge you: come they not hear hence? euen of your voluptuousnes, that rayne in youre membres. James 4:2 Ye luste & haue not. Ye enuye and haue dignacyon, and cannot obtayne. Ye fyght and war and haue not, because ye axe not. James 4:3 Ye axe and receyue not, because ye axe a mysse: euen to consume it vpon youre voluptuousnes
James 4:4 Ye aduouterers, & women that breake matrimonye: knowe ye not, how that the frendeshyppe of the worlde is enmitie to God warde? Who so euer wyl be a frende of the worlde, is made the enemy of God.
James 4:5 Eyther do ye thynke that the scrypture sayeth in vayne. The spyryte that dwelleth in you lusteth euen contrarye to enuye: James 4:6 but geueth more grace. James 4:7 Submytte your selues to God, and resiste the deuyl, and he wyll flye from you. James 4:8 Drawe nye to God, and he wyll drawe nye to you. Clense youre handes ye synners, and purge youre hertes ye wauerynge mynded. James 4:9 Suffer afflictyons: sorowe ye and wepe. Let youre laughter be turned to mornynge and youre ioye to heauynes. James 4:10 Cast doune your selues before the Lorde, and he shal lyfte you vp.
detraction, and rash judgments of others:
James 4:11 Back byte not one another, brethren. He that backbyteth hys brother, and he that iudgeth hys brother, backbyteth the lawe, and iudgeth the lawe. But and yf thou iudge the law, thou art not an obseruer of the law, but a iudge. James 4:12 There is one law geuer, which is able to saue & to destroy. What arte thou that iudgest another man?
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 nowe ye that saye: to daye, and to morowe let vs go into suche a cytye and contynue there a yeare and bye and sel, and wynne: James 4:14 and yet can not tell what shall happen to morowe. For what thynge is youre lyfe? It is euen a vapoure that appeareth for a lyttel tyme, and then vanysheth awaye: James 4:15 For that ye oughte to saye: yf the Lorde wyll and yf we lyue, let vs do thys or that. James 4:16 But nowe ye reioyce in youre bostynges. All suche reioysing is euyl. James 4:17 Therfor to hym that knoweth how to do good, and doeth it not to him it is sinne.