1You adulterous people! 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.
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"?
But 4he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 5"God opposes the proud, but 6gives grace to the humble."
Submit yourselves therefore to God. 7Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. 9Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and 10purify your hearts, 11you double-minded.
12Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
13Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.