[a]Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that (A)friendship with the world is enmity with God? (B)Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, (C)“The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

(D)“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

Humility Cures Worldliness

Therefore submit to God. (E)Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (F)Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (G)Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and (H)purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:4 NU omits Adulterers and