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1 Come now, you rich people, weep [and] cry aloud over the miseries that are coming upon you! 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.
2 Your wealth has rotted, and your clothing has become moth-eaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.
4 Behold, the wages that were held back by you from the workers who reap your fields cry out, and the cries of the reapers have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
5 You have lived self-indulgently on the earth and have lived luxuriously. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.
6 You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous [person]; he does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the soil, being patient concerning it until it receives the early and late rains. 7 Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.
8 You also be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
9 Brothers, do not complain against one another, in order that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors! 9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers, take [as an] example of perseverance and endurance the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 10 Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11 Behold, we consider blessed those who have endured. You have heard about the patient endurance of Job, and you saw the outcome from the Lord, that the Lord is compassionate and merciful. 11 As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
12 Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment. 12 Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.
13 Is anyone among you suffering misfortune? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praise. 13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
14 Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the elders of the church and they should pray over him, anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins {he will be forgiven}. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
17 Elijah was a human being with the same nature as us, and {he prayed fervently} for [it] not to rain, and it did not rain on the land [for] three years and six months. 17 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
18 And he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brothers, if anyone among you should wander away from the truth and someone turns him back, 19 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,
20 he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save that person's soul from death, and will cover over a great number of sins. 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.