1 Come now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your wealth has become corrupted, and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are covered with rust, and their rust will be for a witness against you, and will eat your flesh, as fire. Ye laid up treasures in the last days! 4 Behold, the hire of the workmen who mowed down your fields, which is fraudulently kept back by you, is crying out; and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5 Ye lived luxuriously on the earth, and rioted in pleasure; ye nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye condemned, ye killed the righteous one; he does not resist you.
7 Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth; being patient over it, until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts, because the coming of the Lord has drawn near.
9 Murmur not against one another, brethren, that ye be not judged: behold, The Judge has taken His stand before the doors!
10 Take, brethren, as an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets, who spake in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we pronounce those happy who endured: ye heard of the patience of Job; and ye saw the end of the Lord, that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.
12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, either by Heaven, or by earth, or by any other oath; but let yours be "the yes, yes," and "the no, no"; that ye fall not under condemnation.
13 Is anyone among you afflicted? let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? let him call for the elders of the assembly; and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15 and the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up; and, if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess, therefore, your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. A righteous man's inwrought supplication avails much. 17 Elijah was a man of like nature with us; and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not on the earth for three years and six months; 18 and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.
19 My brethren, if anyone among you be led astray from the truth, and one convert him; 20 let him know that he who converted a sinner from the error of his way, will save a soul from death, and cover a multitude of sins.