1 Go to now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered, and the canker of them shall be a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire: ye have laid up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold the hire of your labourers who have reaped your fields, which is kept back by you, crieth: and the cries of them who have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabbaoth. 5 Ye have lived delicately on earth, and been wanton; ye have cherished your hearts, as in a day of sacrifice. 6 Ye have condemned, ye have killed the just: 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 patience for it, till he receive the early and the latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient, stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord is nigh.
9 Murmur 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 that have endured. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord: for the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.
12 But above 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, lest ye fall into condemnation.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any chearful? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any among you sick? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, having anointed 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, brethren, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed: the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elijah was a man of like passions with us; and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and so the land gave forth her fruit.