4 1You adulterous people!a Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? 2Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit 3that he has made to dwell in us"?
6 But 4he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 5"God opposes the proud, but 6gives grace to the humble."
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 7Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. 9Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and 10purify your hearts, 11you double-minded.
9 12Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10 13Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.