Misery awaits the wanton rich—Await the Lord’s coming with patience—The elders are to anoint and heal the sick.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, aweep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your ariches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your agold and silver is bcankered; and the crust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the ahire of the blabourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived ain pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and 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 long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also apatient; bstablish your hearts: for the ccoming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9 aGrudge 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 aexample of bsuffering affliction, and of patience.
11 Behold, we count them ahappy which bendure. Ye have heard of the patience of cJob, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very dpitiful, and of tender emercy.
12 But above all things, my brethren, aswear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other boath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
13 Is any among you aafflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 Is any asick among you? let him call for the belders of the church; and let them cpray over him, danointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the aprayer of bfaith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be cforgiven him.
16 aConfess your faults one to another, and bpray one for another, that ye may be healed. cThe effectual dfervent eprayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to like apassions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it brained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
20 Let him know, that he which aconverteth the sinner from the error of his way shall bsave a soul from death, and shall chide a multitude of sins.