James 4:8-17 ESV

8 1Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. 2Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and 3purify your hearts, 4you double-minded.

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9 5Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

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10 6Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

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11 7Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.a The one who speaks against a brother or 8judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

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    • m 4:11 - Or brothers and sisters
      12 There is only 9one lawgiver and 10judge, he who is able to save and 11to destroy. But 12who are you to judge your neighbor?

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      Boasting About Tomorrow

      13 Come now, you who say, 13"Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"--

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      14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For 14you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

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      15 Instead you ought to say, 15"If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

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      16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. 16All such boasting is evil.

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      17 17So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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