James 51 O ye rich ones, wail and weep, on account of the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 For your wealth is spoiled and putrid; and your garments are moth-eaten: 3 and your gold and your silver have contracted rust; and the rust of them will be testimony against you; and it will eat your flesh. Ye have heaped up a fire to you against the latter days. 4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who have reaped your ground, which ye have wrongfully retained, crieth out; and the clamor of the reapers hath entered the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5 For ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and revelled, and feasted your bodies as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and slain the just, and none resisted you. 7 But, my brethren, be ye patient until the advent of the Lord; like the husbandman, who waiteth for the precious fruits of his ground, and is patient as to them, until he receive the early and the latter rain. 8 So also be ye patient, and fortify your hearts; for the advent of our Lord draweth nigh 9 Be not querulous one against another, my brethren, lest ye be judged: for lo, the judgment , standeth before the door. 10 For patience in your afflictions, my brethren, take to you the example of the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 For lo, we ascribe blessedness to them who have borne suffering. Ye have heard of the patience of Job; and ye have seen the result which the Lord wrought for him: for the Lord is merciful and compassionate. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear ye not; neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your language be yes, yes, and no, no, lest ye become obnoxious to judgment. 13 And if any of you shall be in affliction, let him pray; or if he be joyous, let him sing psalms. 14 And if one is sick, let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray for him, and anoint him with oil in the name of our Lord: 15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and our Lord will raise him up; and if sins have been committed by him, they will be forgiven him. 16 And confess ye your faults one to another, and pray ye one for another, that ye may be healed; for great is the efficacy of the prayer which a righteous man prayeth. 17 Elijah also was a man of sensations like us, and he prayed that rain might not descend upon the earth; and it descended not, for three years and six months. 18 And again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth gave forth its fruits. 19 My brethren, if one of you err from the way of truth, and any one convert him from his error; 20 let him know, that he who turneth the sinner from the error of his way, will resuscitate his soul from death, and will cover the multitude of his sins.
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