James 5


A Warning to the Rich

1Come now, O rich, weep shrieking over your miseries, the ones coming upon you! 2Your riches are rotted, and your garments [2moth-eaten 1have become]. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their poison [2for 3a testimony 4against you 1shall be], and shall eat your flesh as fire. You treasured up in your last days. 4Behold, the wage of the workers, of the ones reaping your places; the one being deprived by you cries out; and the yells of the ones harvesting [2into 3the 4ears 5of the Lord 6of Hosts 1have entered]. 5You indulged upon the earth, and lived extravagantly; you maintained your hearts as in a day of slaughter. 6You condemned, you murdered the just; he does not resist against you.

Ending Exhortations

7Patiently wait then, brethren, until the arrival of the Lord! Behold, the farmer looks out for the precious fruit of the earth, patiently waiting for it, until whenever it should receive [4rain 1the early 2and 3late]. 8[3patiently wait 2also 1You]! Establish your hearts! for the arrival of the Lord approaches. 9Do not moan against one another, brethren, that you should not be judged! Behold, the judge [2before 3the 4doors 1stands]. 10[2for an example 1Take] the evil suffering, my brethren, and the long-suffering of the prophets, the ones who spoke in the name of the Lord! 11Behold, we declare happy the ones enduring. The endurance of Job you have heard, and the end by the Lord you know; that [2very compassionate 1he is] and pitying. 12[2before 3all things 1But], my brethren, do not swear by an oath, neither by the heaven, nor the earth, nor any other oath; [2let 5be 1but 3your 4yes], Yes! and the no, No! that [2not 4into 5hypocrisy 1you should 3fall]. 13Does anyone suffer hardships among you? Let him pray! Is anyone cheerful? Let him strum praise! 14Is anyone sick among you? Let him call on the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, having anointed him with olive oil in the name of the Lord! 15And the vow of the belief will deliver the weary one, and [3will raise 4him 1the 2Lord]. And if [3sins 1he should be 2committing], it shall be forgiven him. 16Acknowledge to one another the transgressions, and make a vow for one another, so that you should be healed! Much prevails by the supplication [2by a just person 1being energized]. 17Elijah was a man having the same passions as us, and with prayer he prayed for it not to rain; and it rained not upon the earth [2years 1for three] and [2months 1six]. 18And again he prayed, and the heaven [2rain 1gave], and the earth burst forth its fruit. 19Brethren, if any among you should be misled from the truth, and anyone should return him, 20know! that the one turning a sinner from the delusion of his way, shall deliver a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.
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