5 Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:
2 Your wealth hath rotted, And your garments have become moth-eaten,—
3 Your gold and silver have rusted away, And their rust shall be witness against you, And shall eat your flesh as fire! Ye have laid up treasure in days of extremity:—
4 Lo the wage of the workers who have cut down your fields—That which hath been kept back by you is crying out; And the outcries of them who reaped Into the ears of the Lord of hosts have entered:
5 Ye have luxuriated upon the land and run riot, Ye have pampered your hearts in a day of slaughter;
6 Ye sentenced—ye murdered the Righteous one! Is he not arraying himself against you?
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the Presence of the Lord:—Lo! the husbandman awaiteth the precious fruit of the earth, Having patience for it until it receive the early and the latter rain:
8 Be ye also patient, Stablish your hearts, Because the Presence of the Lord hath drawn near.
9 Be not sighing, brethren, one against another, lest ye be judged,—Lo! the Judge before the doors is standing.
10 An example take ye, brethren, of distress and patience,—The prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord.
11 Lo! we pronounce them happy who have endured;—Of the endurance of Job ye have heard, And the end of the Lord have ye seen,—That of much tender affection is the Lord and full of compassion
12 But before all things my brethren do not swear,—Either by heaven or by the earth or by any other oath; But let your Yea be yea, And your Nay nay,—Lest under judgment ye fall.
13 In distress is any among you? Let him pray; Cheerful is any? Let him strike the strings;
14 Sick is any among you? Let him call unto him the elders of the assembly, And let them pray for him Anointing him with oil in the name [of the Lord];—
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the exhausted one, And the Lord will raise him up, And if he have committed sins it shall be forgiven him.
16 Be openly confessing therefore one to another your sins, And be praying in each other’s behalf,—That ye may be healed. Much availeth the supplication of a righteous man when it is energised:
17 Elijah was a man affected like us; And he earnestly prayed that there might be no moisture, And there was no moisture on the land for three years and six months,—
18 And again he prayed, And the heaven gave rain And the land shot up her fruit.
19 My brethren! If one among you be led to err from the truth and one turn him back
20 Be ye taking note—That he that turneth back a sinner out of the error of his way—Will save his soul out of death, And hide a multitude of sins.