Warning to the Rich

1 Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.
2 Your wealth is ruined: your clothes are moth-eaten;
3 your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!
4 Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.a
5 You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts forb the day of slaughter.
6 You have condemned-you have murdered-the righteous man; he does not resist you.