7 Therefore submit to God. hResist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 iDraw near to God and He will draw near to you. jCleanse your hands, you sinners; and kpurify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 lLament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 mHumble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
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