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THE EPISTLE
OF
JAMES

CHAPTER 5

(Warning to the Rich
5:1-6)


1 Come now, you 1arich, bweep, chowling over your miseries, which are coming upon you!

2 Your ariches have rotted and your garments have become bmoth-eaten;

3 Your gold and your silver have arusted, and their rust will be a testimony against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up btreasure in the last days.

4 Behold, the awages of the workmen who mowed your fields, which have been withheld by you, cry out; and the 1cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the 2Lord of hosts.

5 You have lived aluxuriously on the earth and have bgiven yourselves to pleasure; you have 1nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.

6 You condemned, you murdered the 1righteous; he does not aresist you.


K. Awaiting the Lord's Coming
with Long-suffering
5:7-11


7 Therefore be 1long-suffering, abrothers, until the 2bcoming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer eagerly cawaits the precious fruit of the earth, exercising long-suffering over it until it receives the early and late drain.

8 You also be 1long-suffering; aestablish your hearts because the 2bcoming of the Lord has drawn cnear.

9 Do not 1complain, brothers, against aone another lest you be bjudged. Behold, the 2cJudge stands before the ddoors.

10 As an example, brothers, of 1suffering evil and of 2long-suffering, take the aprophets, who spoke 3in the bname of the Lord.

11 Behold, we call those who 1endured ablessed. You have heard of the endurance of bJob, and you have seen his cend from the Lord, that the Lord is very tenderhearted and dcompassionate.


L. Speaking Honestly without Swearing
5:12


12 But 1above all things, my brothers, do 2not swear, neither by heaven nor by earth nor with any other oath; but let your 3yes be yes, and your no, no, 4lest you fall under ajudgment.


M. Healthy Practices in the Church Life
5:13-20

13 Does anyone among you suffer evil? Let him 1pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him 2asing praise.

14 Is anyone among you 1ill? Let him 2call for the aelders of the bchurch, and let them pray over him, 3canointing him with oil 4in the dname of the Lord.

15 And the 1prayer of afaith will save the one who is 2bsick, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has 3committed sins, it will be cforgiven him.

16 Therefore aconfess your sins to one another and pray for one another that you may be bhealed. The cpetition of a righteous man 1avails much in its working.

17 aElijah was a man of blike feeling with us, and he 1earnestly prayed that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and heaven gave arain, and the earth sprouted forth with its fruit.

19 My abrothers, if any one among you is 1bled astray from the ctruth and someone dturns him back,

20 Let him know that he who turns a 1sinner back from the error of his way will 2asave that one's soul from 3death and will 4bcover a multitude of 5sins.