1 Whence are the battles and whence the fightings among you? Are they not hence: from your gratifications warring in your members?
James 4:1 Cross References - CLV
5 yet to Cain and to his present offering He does not give heed. And hot is Cain's anger exceedingly, and falling is his face. 6 And saying is Yahweh Elohim to Cain, "Why is your anger hot? And why does your face fall? 7 Would you not, should you be doing well, lift it up? And should you not be doing well, at the opening a sin offering is reclining, and for you is its restoration. And you are ruler over it. 8 And saying is Cain to Abel, his brother, "Go will we to the field. And coming is it, at their coming to be in the field, rising is Cain against Abel, his brother, and killing him.
9 Crooked [is] the heart above all things, And it [is] incurable--who does know it?
19 For out of the heart are coming wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, prostitutions, thefts, false testimonies, calumnies."
44 You are of your father, the Adversary, and the desires of your father you are wanting to do. He was a man-killer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, for truth is not in him. Whenever he may be speaking a lie, he is speaking of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it."
5 For, when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were through the law, operated in our members to be bearing fruit to Death."
23 yet I am observing a different law in my members, warring with the law of my mind, and leading me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members."
7 because the disposition of the flesh is enmity to God, for it is not subject to the law of God, for neither is it able."
17 For the flesh is lusting against the spirit, yet the spirit against the flesh. Now these are opposing one another, lest you should be doing whatever you may want."
5 Deaden, then, your members that are on the earth: prostitution, uncleanness, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry,
1 Timothy 6:4-10
4 he is conceited, versed in nothing, but morbid about questionings and controversies, out of which is coming envy, strife, calumnies, wicked suspicions, 5 altercations of men of a decadent mind and deprived of the truth, inferring that devoutness is capital." 6 Now devoutness with contentment is great capital; 7 for nothing do we carry into the world, and it is evident that neither can we carry anything out." 8 Now, having sustenance and shelter, with these we shall be sufficed." 9 Now, those intending to be rich are falling into a trial and a trap and the many foolish and harmful desires which are swamping men in extermination and destruction." 10 For a root of all of the evils is the fondness for money, which some, craving, were led astray from the faith and try themselves on all sides with much pain."
3 For we also were once foolish, stubborn, deceived, slaves of various desires and gratifications, leading a life in malice and envy, detestable, hating one another."
9 Yet stand aloof from stupid questioning and genealogies and strifes and fightings about law, for they are without benefit and vain."
14 Now each one is undergoing trial when he is drawn away and lured by his own desire.
14 Now if you are having bitter jealousy and faction in your heart, are you not vaunting against and falsifying the truth? 15 This is not the wisdom coming down from above, but terrestrial, soulish, demoniacal. " 16 For wherever jealousy and faction are, there is turbulence also, and every bad practice." 17 Now the wisdom from above is first, indeed, pure, thereupon peaceable, lenient, compliant, bulging with mercy and good fruits, undiscriminating, unfeigned." 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is being sown in peace for those making peace.
3 You are requesting and not obtaining, because you are requesting evilly, that you should be spending it on your gratifications."
1 Peter 1:14
14 As obedient children, not configuring to the former desires, in your ignorance,
1 Peter 2:11
11 Beloved, I am entreating you, as sojourners and expatriates, to be abstaining from the fleshly lusts which are warring against the soul,
1 Peter 4:2-3
2 2 by no means still to spend the rest of his lifetime in the flesh in human desires, but in the will of God." 3 For sufficient is the time which has passed by to have effected the intention of the nations, having gone on in wantonness, lusts, debauches, revelries, drinking bouts, and illicit idolatries,
2 Peter 2:18
18 For, uttering pompous vanity, they are luring by the lusts of the flesh, in wantonness, those who are scarcely fleeing from those who are behaving with deception;"
2 Peter 3:3
3 knowing this first, that in the last days scoffers will be coming with scoffing, going according to their own desires"
1 John 2:15-17
15 Be not loving the world, neither that which is in the world. If ever anyone is loving the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16 for everything that is in the world, the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eyes, and the ostentation of living, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 17 And the world is passing by, and its desire, yet he who is doing the will of God is remaining for the eon."
16 These are murmurers, complainers, going according to their desires, and their mouth is speaking pompous things, marveling at the aspect of things, on behalf of benefit." 17 Yet you, beloved, remember the declarations which have been declared before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 that they said to you, In the last time will be coming scoffers, going according to their own irreverent desires."