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James 5

Wicked rich men are to fear God's vengeance.

James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that [are] coming upon [you]. James 5:2 Your wealth is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten. James 5:3 Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in [the] last days. James 5:4 Behold, the wages of your labourers, who have harvested your fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of those that have reaped are entered into the ears of [the] Lord of sabaoth. James 5:5 Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts [as] in a day of slaughter; James 5:6 ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you.

We ought to be patient in afflictions, after the example of the prophets, and Job:

James 5:7 Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, having patience for it until it receive [the] early and [the] latter rain. James 5:8 *Ye* also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh. James 5:9 Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye be not judged. Behold, the judge stands before the door. James 5:10 Take [as] an example, brethren, of suffering and having patience, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of [the] Lord. James 5:11 Behold, we call them blessed who have endured. Ye have heard of the endurance of Job, and seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is full of tender compassion and pitiful.

to forbear swearing,

James 5:12 But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do not fall under judgment.

to pray in adversity, to sing in prosperity:

James 5:13 Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any happy? let him sing psalms. James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call to [him] the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of [the] Lord; James 5:15 and the prayer of faith shall heal the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he be one who has committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.

to acknowledge mutually our several faults, to pray one for another,

James 5:16 Confess therefore your offences to one another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. [The] fervent supplication of the righteous [man] has much power. James 5:17 Elias was a man of like passions to us, and he prayed with prayer that it should not rain; and it did not rain upon the earth three years and six months; James 5:18 and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to spring forth.

and to reduce a straying brother to the truth.

James 5:19 My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring him back, James 5:20 let him know that he that brings back a sinner from [the] error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

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