The pay you did not give the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the workers have been heard by the Lord All-Powerful.
Your life on earth was full of rich living and pleasing yourselves with everything you wanted. You made yourselves fat, like an animal ready to be killed.
You have judged guilty and then murdered innocent people, who were not against you.
Brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord comes again. A farmer patiently waits for his valuable crop to grow from the earth and for it to receive the autumn and spring rains.
You, too, must be patient. Do not give up hope, because the Lord is coming soon.
Brothers and sisters, do not complain against each other or you will be judged guilty. And the Judge is ready to come!
Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They suffered many hard things, but they were patient.
We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job's patience, and you know the Lord's purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.
My brothers and sisters, above all, do not use an oath when you make a promise. Don't use the name of heaven, earth, or anything else to prove what you say. When you mean yes, say only yes, and when you mean no, say only no so you will not be judged guilty.
Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises.
Anyone who is sick should call the church's elders. They should pray for and pour oil on the personn in the name of the Lord.