11Comenow, 2you rich, 3weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
24Your riches have rotted and your garments have becomemoth-eaten.
Your gold and your silver have rusted ; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your fleshlikefire. It is 5in the lastdays that you have stored up your treasure !
4Behold, 6the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and 7the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of 8the Lord of aSabaoth.
You have 9livedluxuriously on the earth and led a life of wantonpleasure ; you have bfattened your hearts in 10a day of slaughter.
You have condemned and c11put to death12the righteous man; he does not resist you.
7Therefore be patient, 13brethren, 14until the coming of the Lord. 15The farmerwaits for the preciousproduce of the soil, being patientabout it, untildit gets16the early and late rains.
817You too be patient ; 18strengthen your hearts, for 19the coming of the Lord is 20near.
921Do not ecomplain, 22brethren, againstoneanother, so that you yourselves may not be judged ; behold, 23the Judge is standingf24right at the gdoor.
As an example, 25brethren, of suffering and patience, take26the prophetswhospoke in the name of the Lord.
We countthose27blessed who endured. You have heard of 28the hendurance of Job and have seen29the ioutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 30the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
But aboveall, 31my brethren, 32do not swear, either by heavenor by earthor with anyotheroath ; but jyour yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fallunderjudgment.
Is anyoneamong you 33suffering ? 34Then he must pray. Is anyonecheerful ? He is to 35singpraises.
Is anyoneamong you sick ? Then he must call for 36the elders of the church and they are to prayover him, k37anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord ;
and the 38prayerloffered in faith will m39restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will 40raise him up, and if he has committedsins, nthey will be forgiven him.
16Therefore, 41confess your sins to oneanother, and pray for oneanotherso that you may be 42healed. 43The effectiveoprayer of a righteousmancanaccomplishmuch.
17Elijah was 44a man with a naturelikeours, and 45he prayedpearnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for 46threeyears and sixmonths.
18Then he 47prayedagain, and 48the qskyrpouredrain and the earthproduced its fruit.
My brethren, 49ifanyamong you strays from 50the truth and oneturns him back,
let him know that she who turns a sinner from the error of his way will 51save his soul from death and will 52cover a multitude of sins.