5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit 1that he has made to dwell in us"?
6 But 2he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 3"God opposes the proud, but 4gives grace to the humble."
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 5Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 6Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. 7Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and 8purify your hearts, 9you double-minded.
9 10Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10 11Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.