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1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for 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 riches have rotted and your garments 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 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 Behold, 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, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. 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. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
9 Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, 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, brethren, 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 Behold, we call those happy who were steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness 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 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, 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 Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. 13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him 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 and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, 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, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. 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 Eli'jah was a man of like nature with ourselves 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 brought forth its fruit. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brethren, if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back, 19 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,
20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his 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.