James 4:5-15 NIV

5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us1 envies intensely?a

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    • a 4:5 - Or "that God jealously longs for the spirit that he made to live in us"; or "that the Spirit he caused to live in us longs jealously"
      6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."b2

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      7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil,3 and he will flee from you.

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      8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.4 Wash your hands,5 you sinners, and purify your hearts,6 you double-minded.7

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      9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.8

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      10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.9

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      11 Brothers, do not slander one another.10 Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him11 speaks against the law12 and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it,13 but sitting in judgment on it.

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      12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge,14 the one who is able to save and destroy.15 But you--who are you to judge your neighbor?16

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      Boasting About Tomorrow

      13 Now listen,17 you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money."18

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      14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.19

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      15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will,20 we will live and do this or that."

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