4 What leads to [the unending] [a]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]?
2 You are jealous and covet [what others have] and [b]your lust goes unfulfilled; so you [c]murder.
You are envious and cannot obtain [the object of your envy];
so you fight and battle.
You do not have because you do not ask [it of God].
3 You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask [d]with wrong motives
[out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda],
so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”