James 4:2
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New International Version
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.


New American Standard Bible
You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.


International Standard Version
You want something but do not get it, so you commit murder. You covet something but cannot obtain it, so you quarrel and fight. You do not get things because you do not ask for them!


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.


Darby Bible Translation
Ye lust and have not: ye kill and are full of envy, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war; ye have not because ye ask not.


Young's Literal Translation
ye desire, and ye have not; ye murder, and are zealous, and are not able to attain; ye fight and war, and ye have not, because of your not asking;
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Treasury of Scripture

You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.

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.

Strong's Concordance
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.
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Able Asking Attain Begin Burning Can't Commit Covet Death Desire Desires Envious Envy Fight Fighting Full Gain Kill Lust Making Murder Obtain Passionate Quarrel Request Wage War Yet Zealous
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James Chapter 4 Verse 2

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NT Letters: James 4:2 You lust and don't have (Ja Jas. Jam)
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