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James Chapter 5

James 5:1 Come now, oh rich, weep and be shrieking over your miseries that are coming upon you.

James 5:2 Your riches have rotted away, and your garments are moth eaten.

James 5:3 Your gold and silver has corroded from disuse; and the corrosion of them will be a witness against you, and will eat your flesh as it were fire. You have accumulated treasure in the last days.

James 5:4 Behold, the wages of the workers who having reaped your lands, which you are depriving, cries out: and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of armies.

James 5:5 You have lived in luxury on the land, and been unrestrained; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

James 5:6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous; and he does not resist you.

James 5:7 Therefore be long-suffering, brothers, until the presence of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the land, and has long-suffering for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

James 5:8 Be long-suffering also and establish your hearts: for the presence of the Lord is drawing near.

James 5:9 Grumble not against one another, brothers, unless you be condemned: behold, the Judge stands before the door!

James 5:10 My brothers, examine the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering and of patience.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the goal intended by the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate and rich in mercy.

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yes be yes; and your no, no; unless you fall into condemnation.

James 5:13 Are any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Are any happy? Let him sing psalms.

James 5:14 Are any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the Assembly; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

James 5:15 for the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven.

James 5:16 Confess your faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the land for three and a half years.

James 5:18 Then he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, and the land brought forth her fruit.

James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you wanders from the reality, and one turns him back;

James 5:20 let him know, that he who returns a sinner from wandering out of the right way will be delivering his soul from death, and will cover over a great many sins.