1 Peter 5:6; James 4:7–10; Luke 18:4

xHumble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,


Submit yourselves therefore to God. fResist the devil, and he will flee from you. gDraw near to God, and he will draw near to you. hCleanse your hands, you sinners, and ipurify your hearts, jyou double-minded. kBe wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 lHumble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.


For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, uThough I neither fear God nor respect man,