James 4:5-10 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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