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James 5:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. You'll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.
2 Your money is corrupt and your fine clothes stink. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. You thought you were piling up wealth. What you've piled up is judgment. 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 All the workers you've exploited and cheated cry out for judgment. The groans of the workers you used and abused are a roar in the ears of the Master Avenger. 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've looted the earth and lived it up. But all you'll have to show for it is a fatter than usual corpse. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.
6 In fact, what you've done is condemn and murder perfectly good persons, who stand there and take it. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.