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

 
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1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the 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 are moth-eaten. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for 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 the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. 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 on the earth in luxury and in 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, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.