James 51 Come now, ye rich, weep mourning over your calamities which are coming on you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments have become moth-eaten: 3 your gold and your silver are cankered; and their rust shall be for a witness against you, and eat your flesh like fire. You laid up treasures in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages of the laborers having reaped your fields, which is fraudulently kept back by you, is crying out: and the voices of the reapers have come into the ears of the Lord of hosts. 5 Ye flourished upon the earth, and were wanton; you nourished your hearts in the day of slaughter. 6 You condemned, you murdered the righteous; nothing antagonizes you. 7 Therefore, O brethren, suffer long, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer receives the precious fruit of the earth, waiting for it, until he may receive the former and latter rain: 8 you also suffer long; establish your hearts; because the coming of the Lord is nigh. 9 Do not complain against one another, brethren, in order that you may not be judged: behold, the judge stands before the doors. 10 Brethren, receive the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of suffering evil and longsuffering. 11 Behold, we pronounce them happy who have endured: you have heard the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, because the Lord is very merciful, and sympathetic. 12 But, my brethren, before all, swear not, neither by heaven, or by earth, or any other oath: but let your conversation be yes yes; and no no; lest you may fall under condemnation. 13 Who is afflicted among you? let him pray. Who is merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any one sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 Truly the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up; if he may have committed sins, they shall be forgiven unto him. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, in order that you may be healed: the inward working prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man of like suffering to us, and he prayed with prayer that it might not rain, and it rained not upon the earth during three years and six months; 18 and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 My brethren, if any one among you may err from the truth, and one may turn him back; 20 let him know, that the one having turned a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins.
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