1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your calamities that are coming upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you
and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.
4 Indeed the wages of the laborers who reaped your fields, which you kept back by
fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.
5 You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in
a day of slaughter.
6 You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.
7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits
for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and
8 You also be patient. Make your hearts firm, for the coming of the Lord draws near.
9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, that you not be condemned. Behold, the Judge stands at the door.
10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of
suffering affliction and endurance.
11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the endurance of Job
and seen the outcome brought about by the Lord; that the Lord is very kind and merciful.
12 But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with
any other oath. But let your Yes, be Yes, and your No, No, so that you do not fall under
13 Is anyone among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray
over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he
may have committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be
healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man is mighty.
17 Elijah was a man with feelings like ours, and he prayed to God that it would not rain;
and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth sprouted its fruit.
19 Brethren, if anyone among you goes astray from the truth, and someone turns him
20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul
from death and conceal a multitude of sins.