As an example, 1brethren, of suffering and patience, take2the prophetswhospoke in the name of the Lord.
We countthose3blessed who endured. You have heard of 4the aendurance of Job and have seen5the boutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 6the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
But aboveall, 7my brethren, 8do not swear, either by heavenor by earthor with anyotheroath; but cyour yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fallunderjudgment.
Is anyoneamong you 9suffering? 10Then he must pray. Is anyonecheerful? He is to 11singpraises.
Is anyoneamong you sick? Then he must call for 12the elders of the church and they are to prayover him, d13anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
and the 14prayereoffered in faith will f15restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will 16raise him up, and if he has committedsins, gthey will be forgiven him.
16Therefore, 17confess your sins to oneanother, and pray for oneanotherso that you may be 18healed. 19The effectivehprayer of a righteousmancanaccomplishmuch.
17Elijah was 20a man with a naturelikeours, and 21he prayediearnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for 22threeyears and sixmonths.
18Then he 23prayedagain, and 24the jskykpouredrain and the earthproduced its fruit.
My brethren, 25ifanyamong you strays from 26the truth and oneturns him back,
let him know that lhe who turns a sinner from the error of his way will 27save his soul from death and will 28cover a multitude of sins.