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1 Go, 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 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 silver have rotted, and the rust of them for a testimony shall be to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye made 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 lo, the reward of the workmen, of those who in-gathered your fields, which hath been fraudulently kept back by you -- doth cry out, and the exclamations of those who did reap into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth have entered; 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 did live in luxury upon the earth, and were wanton; ye did nourish 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 did condemn -- ye did murder the righteous one, he doth not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.
7 Be patient, then, brethren, till the presence of the Lord; lo, the husbandman doth expect the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, till he may receive rain -- early and latter; 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 patient, ye also; establish your hearts, because the presence of the Lord hath drawn nigh; 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
9 murmur not against one another, brethren, that ye may not be condemned; lo, the Judge before the door hath stood. 9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 An example take ye of the suffering of evil, my brethren, and of the patience, the prophets who did speak 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 lo, we call happy those who are enduring; the endurance of Job ye heard of, and the end of the Lord ye have seen, that very compassionate is the Lord, and pitying. 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 And before all things, my brethren, do not swear, neither by the heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, and let your Yes be Yes, and the No, No; that under judgment ye may not fall. 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 Doth any one suffer evil among you? let him pray; is any of good cheer? 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 infirm among you? let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, having anointed 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 the faith shall save the distressed one, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if sins he may have committed, they shall be forgiven to 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 Be confessing to one another the trespasses, and be praying for one another, that ye may be healed; very strong is a working supplication of a righteous man; 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 like affected as we, and with prayer he did pray -- not to rain, and it did not rain upon the land 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 did pray, and the heaven did give rain, and the land did bring forth her fruit. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 Brethren, if any among you may go astray from the truth, and any one may turn 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 did turn back a sinner from the straying 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.