James 4:4-5 New International Version

4  You adulterous people,[1] don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5  Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us[2] ?


Footnotes

[1] 4:4 An allusion to covenant unfaithfulness; see Hosea 3:1.

[2] 4:5 Or "that the spirit he caused to dwell in us envies intensely;" or "that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously"

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