James 4:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
James 4:1-2 The Message (MSG)
Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. You lust for what you don’t have and are willing to kill to get it. You want what isn’t yours and will risk violence to get your hands on it.
James 4:1 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
James 4:1 New Living Translation (NLT)
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?
James 4:1 King James Version (KJV)
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
James 4:1 New Century Version (NCV)
Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you.
James 4:1 American Standard Version (ASV)
Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?
James 4:1 New International Version (NIV)
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?
James 4:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
What leads to [the unending] quarrels and conflicts among you? Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]?
James 4:1 The Passion Translation (TPT)
What is the cause of your conflicts and quarrels with each other? Doesn’t the battle begin inside of you as you fight to have your own way and fulfill your own desires?