We countthose1blessed who endured. You have heard of 2the aendurance of Job and have seen3the boutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 4the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
But aboveall, 5my brethren, 6do 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 7suffering? 8Then he must pray. Is anyonecheerful? He is to 9singpraises.
Is anyoneamong you sick? Then he must call for 10the elders of the church and they are to prayover him, d11anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
and the 12prayereoffered in faith will f13restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will 14raise him up, and if he has committedsins, gthey will be forgiven him.
16Therefore, 15confess your sins to oneanother, and pray for oneanotherso that you may be 16healed. 17The effectivehprayer of a righteousmancanaccomplishmuch.
17Elijah was 18a man with a naturelikeours, and 19he prayediearnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for 20threeyears and sixmonths.
18Then he 21prayedagain, and 22the jskykpouredrain and the earthproduced its fruit.
My brethren, 23ifanyamong you strays from 24the truth and oneturns him back,
let him know that lhe who turns a sinner from the error of his way will 25save his soul from death and will 26cover a multitude of sins.