21Your 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 2in the lastdays that you have stored up your treasure!
4Behold, 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.
You have 6livedluxuriously on the earth and led a life of wantonpleasure; you have bfattened your hearts in 7a day of slaughter.
You have condemned and c8put to death9the righteous man; he does not resist you.
7Therefore be patient, 10brethren, 11until the coming of the Lord. 12The farmerwaits for the preciousproduce of the soil, being patientabout it, untildit gets13the early and late rains.
814You too be patient; 15strengthen your hearts, for 16the coming of the Lord is 17near.
918Do not ecomplain, 19brethren, againstoneanother, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, 20the Judge is standingf21right at the gdoor.
As an example, 22brethren, of suffering and patience, take23the prophetswhospoke in the name of the Lord.
We countthose24blessed who endured. You have heard of 25the hendurance of Job and have seen26the ioutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 27the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
But aboveall, 28my brethren, 29do 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.