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1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which 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 have become moth-eaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your gold and your silver have rusted ; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure ! 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 pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached 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 You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton 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 put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets 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 too 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 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged ; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. 9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, 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 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is 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 your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so 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 ? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful ? He is to sing praises. 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 ? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to 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 offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will 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 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish 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 man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth 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 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns 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 who turns 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.