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1 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted: and your garments are motheaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered: and the rust of them shall be for a testimony against you and shall eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up to yourselves wrath against 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 hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath 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 You have feasted upon earth: and in riotousness you have nourished 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 and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not. 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 husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and 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 Be you therefore also patient and strengthen 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 Grudge not, brethren, one against another, that you may not be judged. Behold the judge standeth 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, my brethren, for example of suffering evil, of labour and patience, 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 account them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate. 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 things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath. But let your speech be: Yea, Yea: No, No: that you fall not 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 any of you sad? Let him pray: Is he cheerful in mind? Let him sing. 13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
14 Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests 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 shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they 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 sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth 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 Elias was a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he prayed that it might not rain upon the earth. And it rained not 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 heaven gave rain: and the earth brought forth her fruit. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brethren, if any of you err from the truth and one convert him: 19 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,
20 He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way shall save his 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.