Wicked rich men are to fear God's vengeance.
James 5:1 Goo to now ye ryche men. Wepe and howle on youre wretchednes that shall come apon you. James 5:2 Youre ryches is corrupte youre garmentes are motheaten. James 5:3 Youre golde and youre silver are cankred and the rust of them shalbe a witnes vnto you and shall eate youre flesshe as it were fyre. Ye have heaped treasure togedder in youre last dayes: James 5:4 Beholde the hyre of ye labourers which have reped doune youre feldes (which hyer is of you kept backe by fraude) cryeth: and ye cryes of them which have reped are entred into the eares of the lorde Sabaoth. James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the erth and in wantannes. Ye have norysshed youre hertes as in a daye of slaughter. James 5:6 Ye have condempned and have killed the iust and he hath not resisted you.
We ought to be patient in afflictions, after the example of the prophets, and Job:
James 5:7 Be pacient therfore brethren vnto the commynge of the lorde. Beholde the husbande man wayteth for the precious frute of the erth and hath longe pacience ther vppon vntill he receave (the erly and the latter rayne.) James 5:8 Be ye also pacient therfore and settle youre hertes for ye commynge of the lorde draweth nye. James 5:9 Grodge not one agaynst another brethre lest ye be dapned. Beholde the iudge stondeth before the dore. James 5:10 Take (my brethren) the prophettes for an ensample of sufferynge adversitie and of longe pacience which spake in the name of the lorde. James 5:11 Beholde we counte them happy which endure. Ye have hearde of the pacience of Iob and have knowen what ende the lorde made. For the lorde is very pitifull and mercifull.
to forbear swearing,
James 5:12 But above all thynges my brethre sweare not nether by heven nether by erth nether by eny other othe. Let youre ye be ye and youre maye naye: lest ye faule into ypocrecy.
to pray in adversity, to sing in prosperity:
James 5:13 Yf eny of you be evyll vexed let him praye. Yf eny of you be mery let him singe Psalmes. James 5:14 Yf eny be defeated amonge you let him call for the elders of the congregacion and let the praye over him and anoynte him with oyle in the name of the lorde: James 5:15 and the prayer of fayth shall save the sicke and the lorde shall rayse him vp: and yf he have committed synnes they shalbe forgeuen him.
to acknowledge mutually our several faults, to pray one for another,
James 5:16 knowledge youre fautes one to another: and praye one for another that ye maye be healed. The prayer of a ryghteous ma avayleth moche yf it be fervet. James 5:17 Helias was a man mortall even as we are and he prayed in his prayer that it myght not rayne: and it rayned not on the erth by the space of thre yeares and sixe monethes. James 5:18 And he prayed agayne and the heve gave rayne and the erth brought forth her frute.
and to reduce a straying brother to the truth.
James 5:19 Brethren yf eny of you erre from the trueth and an other convert him James 5:20 let the same knowe that he which converted the synner fro goynge a straye out of his waye shall save a soule fro deeth and shall hyde ye multitude of synnes.