James 4:1
Good News Translation
Where do all the fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your desires for pleasure, which are constantly fighting within you.

Contemporary English Version
Why do you fight and argue with each other? Isn't it because you are full of selfish desires that fight to control your body?

Douay-Rheims Bible
From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members?

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From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members?

whence.

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth. . . .

fightings.

James 1:14 But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured.

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, who can know it?

Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, . . .

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

Romans 8:7 Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be.

1 Timothy 6:4-10 He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, . . .

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 Peter 1:14 As children of obedience, not fashioned according to the former desires of your ignorance,

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul,

1 Peter 4:2,3 That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God. . . .

2 Peter 2:18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. . . .

Jude 1:16-18 These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake. . . .

lusts.

James 4:3 You ask and receive not: because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your concupiscences.

in.

Romans 7:5,23 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death. . . .

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

Context
Warning against Pride
1From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members? 2You covet, and have not: you kill and envy and cannot obtain. You contend and war, and you have not: because you ask not.…
Cross References
Romans 7:23
But I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my mind and captivating me in the law of sin that is in my members.

2 Timothy 2:23
And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strifes.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul,

Additional Translations
What causes conflicts and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from the passions at war within you?

From where come quarrels and from where conflicts among you? Is it not from there, out of your passions warring in your members?

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

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

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

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

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

What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?

Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?

Whence are wars and fightings among you? not thence -- out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?
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