James 5:1-11 NRS

1 Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you.
2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten.
3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure a for the last days.

References for James 5:3

    • w 5:3 - Or [will eat your flesh, since you have stored up fire]
      4 Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
      5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
      6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you.
      7 Be patient, therefore, beloved, b until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

      References for James 5:7

        • x 5:7 - Gk [brothers]
          8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. c

          References for James 5:8

            • y 5:8 - Or [is at hand]
              9 Beloved, d do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors!

              References for James 5:9

                • z 5:9 - Gk [Brothers]
                  10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, e take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

                  References for James 5:10

                    • { 5:10 - Gk [brothers]
                      11 Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.