James 5:2-12 (New American Standard)

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2 1Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is 2in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! 4 Behold, 3the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and 4the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of 5the Lord of aSabaoth. 5 You have 6lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have bfattened your hearts in 7a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and c8put to death 9the righteous man; he does not resist you.

Exhortation

7 Therefore be patient, 10brethren, 11until the coming of the Lord. 12The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until dit gets 13the early and late rains. 8 14You too be patient; 15strengthen your hearts, for 16the coming of the Lord is 17near. 9 18Do not ecomplain, 19brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, 20the Judge is standing f21right at the gdoor. 10 As an example, 22brethren, of suffering and patience, take 23the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those 24blessed who endured. You have heard of 25the hendurance of Job and have seen 26the ioutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 27the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. 12 But above all, 28my brethren, 29do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but jyour yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
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