James 4:8
Good News Translation
Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners! Purify your hearts, you hypocrites!

Contemporary English Version
Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Clean up your lives, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you people who can't make up your mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Draw nigh to God.

Genesis 18:23 And drawing nigh, he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked?

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: Hear ye me, Asa, and all Juda and Benjamin: The Lord is with you, because you have been with him. If you seek him, you shall find: but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the daughter of Sion.

Psalm 145:18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth.

Isaiah 29:13 And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .

Hosea 6:1,2 In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord. . . .

Zechariah 1:3 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to you, saith the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 3:7 For from the days of your fathers you have departed from my ordinances, and have not kept them: Return to me, and I will return to you, saith the Lord of hosts. And you have said: Wherein shall we return?

Hebrews 7:19 For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.

Cleanse.

Job 9:30 If I be washed, as it were, with snow waters, and my hands shall shine ever so clean:

Job 16:17 These things have I suffered without the iniquity of my hand, when I offered pure prayers to God.

Job 17:9 And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 18:20 And the Lord will reward me according to my justice; and will repay me according to the cleanness of my hands:

Psalm 24:4 The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.

Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:

Psalm 73:13 And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

Isaiah 1:15,16 And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood. . . .

Isaiah 13:15 Every one that shall be found, shall be slain: and every one that shall come to their aid, shall fall by the sword.

Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 27:24 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention.

1 Peter 3:21 Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also: not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but, the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

purity.

Psalm 51:6,7,10 For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me. . . .

Jeremiah 4:11 At that time it shall be said to this people, and to Jerusalem: A burning wind is in the ways that are in the desert of the way of the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse.

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed, and make to yourselves a new heart, and a new spirit: and why will you die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 36:25-27 And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols. . . .

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known.

Matthew 23:25,26 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are full of rapine and uncleanness. . . .

Luke 11:39,40 And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter: but your inside is full of rapine and iniquity. . . .

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.

1 Peter 1:22 Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:

1 John 3:3 And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.

ye double.

James 1:8 A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways.

Context
Drawing Near to God
7Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil: and he will fly from you. 8Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:35
And Saul built an altar to the Lord: and he then first began to build an altar to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: Hear ye me, Asa, and all Juda and Benjamin: The Lord is with you, because you have been with him. If you seek him, you shall find: but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

Job 17:9
And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 73:28
But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the daughter of Sion.

Psalm 119:113
I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law.

Isaiah 1:16
Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely,

Isaiah 58:2
For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God.

Jeremiah 4:14
Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?

Zechariah 1:3
And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to you, saith the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 3:7
For from the days of your fathers you have departed from my ordinances, and have not kept them: Return to me, and I will return to you, saith the Lord of hosts. And you have said: Wherein shall we return?

1 Timothy 2:8
I will therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention.

Hebrews 7:19
For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

James 1:8
A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

1 Peter 1:22
Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:

1 John 3:3
And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.

Additional Translations
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and have purified hearts, you double-minded.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse [your] hands, sinners, and purify [your] hearts, ye double-minded.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you who are half-hearted towards God.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!
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