The Epistle of James
5:1 Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon
you. 5:2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 5:3Your gold
and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and
shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days.
5:4Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept
back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the
ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5:5Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken
your pleasure; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter. 5:6Ye have
condemned, ye have killed the righteous one; he doth not resist you. 5:7Be patient
therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth
for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early
and latter rain. 5:8Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the
Lord is at hand. 5:9Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not
judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors. 5:10Take, brethren, for an
example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the
Lord. 5:11Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience
of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and
merciful. 5:12But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven,
nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay;
that ye fall not under judgment. 5:13Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is
any cheerful? Let him sing praise. 5:14Is any among you sick? 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: 5:15and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the
Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
5:16Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye
may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.
5:17Elijah was a man of like passions with us, and he prayed fervently that it might
not rain; and it rained not on the earth for three years and six months. 5:18And he
prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 5:19My
brethren, if any among you err from the truth, and one convert him; 5:20let him
know, that he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul
from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.