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James 4:8 NIV

8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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  • a 4:4 - An allusion to covenant unfaithfulness; see Hosea 3:1.
  • b 4:5 - Or "that the spirit he caused to dwell in us envies intensely;" or "that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously"
  • c 4:6 - Prov. 3:34
  • d 4:11 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.