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James 5 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Miseries of the Rich

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:1 -

Come now, you rich, cry, howling over your miseries which are coming upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:2 - Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:3 - Your gold and your silver have rusted, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up such treasure in the last days!
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:4 - Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields—that which has been withheld by you—cries out against you; and the outcries of those who did the harvesting have reached the ears of the [fn]Lord of [fn]Sabaoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:5 - You have lived luxuriously on the earth and lived in self-indulgence. You have [fn]fattened your hearts in a DAY OF SLAUGHTER.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:6 - You have condemned and murdered the righteous man; [fn]he does not resist you.

Patience and Perseverance

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:7 -

Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the soil, being patient about it, until [fn]it receives the early and late rains.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:8 - You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:9 - Do not groan, brothers, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing [fn]right at the [fn]door.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:10 - As an example, brothers, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:11 - Behold, we count those blessed who persevere. You have heard of the [fn]perseverance of Job and have seen the [fn]outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:12 -

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let [fn]your yes be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

(cf. 1Ki 18:41–46 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:13 -

Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:14 - Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, [fn]anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:15 - And the prayer [fn]offered in faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, [fn]they will be forgiven him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:16 - Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective [fn]prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:17 - Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed [fn]earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:18 - Then he prayed again, and the [fn]sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:19 -

My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:20 - let him know that [fn]he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS.
LSB Footnotes
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 5:9
Lit nourished
Or does He not resist you?, cf. 4:6
Or he
Lit before
Lit doors
Or steadfastness
Lit end of the Lord
Lit yours is to be yes, yes, and no, no
Lit having anointed
Lit of
Lit it
Lit supplication
Lit with prayer
Lit heaven
Lit he who has turned

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