James 5:8-18 NIV

8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming1 is near.2

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9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers,3 or you will be judged. The Judge4 is standing at the door!5

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10 Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets6 who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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11 As you know, we consider blessed7 those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance8 and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.9 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.10

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12 Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.11

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The Prayer of Faith

13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.12 Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.13

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14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders14 of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil15 in the name of the Lord.

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15 And the prayer offered in faith16 will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

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16 Therefore confess your sins17 to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.18 The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.19

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17 Elijah was a man just like us.20 He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.21

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18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.22

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