Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously? a6
But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, b God sets himself against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.
Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse [your] hands, sinners, and purify [your] hearts, ye double-minded.
Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves c before [the] Lord, and he shall exalt you.