Warning to Rich Oppressors

1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.
2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.

References for James 5:2

3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

References for James 5:3

    • 5 5:3 - ver 7,8
      4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
      5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.a

      References for James 5:5

        • k 5:5 - Or "yourselves as in a day of feasting"
          6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.

          References for James 5:6

          Patience in Suffering

          7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.
          8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

          References for James 5:8

          9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!