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1 Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your 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 is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped 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 of your labourers, who have harvested your fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of those that have reaped are entered into the ears of [the] Lord of sabaoth. 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 Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts [as] 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 ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, having patience for it until it receive [the] early and [the] latter 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 *Ye* also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
9 Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye be not judged. Behold, the judge stands before the door. 9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 Take [as] an example, brethren, of suffering and having patience, the prophets, who have spoken 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 them blessed who have endured. Ye have heard of the endurance of Job, and seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is full of tender compassion and pitiful. 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 before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do 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 Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any happy? let him sing psalms. 13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call to [him] the elders of the assembly, 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 shall heal the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he be one who has committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. 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 Confess therefore your offences to one another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. [The] fervent supplication of the righteous [man] has much power. 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 Elias was a man of like passions to us, and he prayed with prayer that it should not rain; and it did not rain upon the earth 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 again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to spring forth. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring 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 he that brings back a sinner from [the] error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall 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.