James 4:2
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English Standard Version
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

King James Bible
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

American Standard Version
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war; ye have not, because ye ask not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You covet, and have not: you kill, and envy, and can not obtain. You contend and war, and you have not, because you ask not.

English Revised Version
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war; ye have not, because ye ask not.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye lust and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Weymouth New Testament
You covet things and yet cannot get them; you commit murder; you have passionate desires and yet cannot gain your end; you begin to fight and make war. You have not, because you do not pray;

James 4:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye lust

See on desire, 1 Peter 1:12; and Mark 4:19.

Desire to have (ζηλοῦτε)

Rev., covet, and are jealous, in margin. See on James 3:14.

James 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lust.

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labor...

Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as hell, and is as death...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

kill. or, envy. because.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

Isaiah 7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Luke 11:9-13 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink...

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Cross References
James 5:6
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

1 John 3:15
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

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