For the Woe see verses James 10 19. For the next clause see James 17:4 with the addition here of bussinon ( James 18:12 ). For in one hour so great riches is made desolate (oti miai wrai hrhmwqh o tosouto plouto). The reason (oti) for the "woe." First aorist passive indicative of erhmow, for which verb see James 17:16 ; James 18:19 . This is the dirge of the merchants.