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1 Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.
2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
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 for 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 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. 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 on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a 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 and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Be patient, therefore, beloved, 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. 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 must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
9 Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! 9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take 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 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. 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 Above all, my beloved, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "Yes" be yes and your "No" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. 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 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with 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 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins 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 prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 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 like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 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 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 19 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,
20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude 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.