King James VersionJames5


1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your mis­eries that shall come upon you. 2 Your rich­es are cor­rupt­ed, and your gar­ments are moth­e­at­en. 3 Your gold and sil­ver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a wit­ness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped trea­sure to­geth­er for the last days. 4 Be­hold, the hire of the labour­ers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cri­eth: and the cries of them which have reaped are en­tered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived in plea­sure on the earth, and been wan­ton; ye have nour­ished your hearts, as in a day of slaugh­ter. 6 Ye have con­demned and killed the just; and he doth not re­sist you. 7 Be pa­tient there­fore, brethren, unto the com­ing of the Lord. Be­hold, the hus­band­man wait­eth for the pre­cious fruit of the earth, and hath long pa­tience for it, un­til he re­ceive the ear­ly and lat­ter rain. 8 Be ye also pa­tient; sta­b­lish your hearts: for the com­ing of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against an­oth­er, brethren, lest ye be con­demned: be­hold, the judge standeth be­fore the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spo­ken in the name of the Lord, for an ex­am­ple of suf­fer­ing af­flic­tion, and of pa­tience. 11 Be­hold, we count them hap­py which en­dure. Ye have heard of the pa­tience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very piti­ful, and of ten­der mer­cy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, nei­ther by heav­en, nei­ther by the earth, nei­ther by any oth­er oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into con­dem­na­tion. 13 Is any among you af­flict­ed? let him pray. Is any mer­ry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have com­mit­ted sins, they shall be for­giv­en him. 16 Con­fess your faults one to an­oth­er, and pray one for an­oth­er, that ye may be healed. The ef­fec­tu­al fer­vent prayer of a righ­teous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man sub­ject to like pas­sions as we are, and he prayed earnest­ly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heav­en gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one con­vert him; 20 Let him know, that he which con­verteth the sin­ner from the er­ror of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a mul­ti­tude of sins.