Gospel of James Chapter Five

5.1 Come on, materialists! Soon you will weep and lament, for suffering will come.
5:2 Your wealth will rot and your clothing will be eaten by moths.
5:3 Your gold and silver will corrode. That corrosion will bear witness against you and consume your heart like fire. Your treasure will haunt you at the time of death.
5:4 Just consider – the wages you withheld from workers who harvested your fields cry out against you, and that outcry of the farm workers has reached the ears of the LORD Almighty.
5:5 You have lived luxuriously off the land and have led a decadent life. Your hearts have grown fat for the day of slaughter.
5:6 You condemn and murder the devoted one who does not fight you.
5:7 Therefore my fellow believers, be patient for the presence of the LORD. The farmer waits for the special harvest from the land. He patiently waits for after the early and late season rains.
5:8 You too must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the presence of the LORD is readily available.
5:9 Fellow believers, don't complain about each other, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing right in the doorway.
5:10 Fellow believers, show your patience in the face of hardship: Accept the Prophets who spoke in the Name of the LORD.
5:11 Those who endure are blessed. You have heard of the devotion of Job and have seen what resulted from the LORD. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy.
5:12 But above all, my fellow believers, do not make promises by heaven or earth or by any other oath. Rather, your assurance is your assurance and your opposition is your opposition – in order to not succumb to judgment.
5:13 Is anyone among you suffering? They must offer prayers. Is anyone joyful? They must sing praises.
5:14 Is anyone among you in need? They should call on those advanced in devotion who should pray for them and anoint them with oil in the Name of the LORD.
5:15 And the prayer offered with trust will restore the weary. And the LORD will awaken them. And if they have committed offenses, they will be forgiven.
5:16 Therefore, acknowledge your offenses to one another and pray for each other, so that you can be healed. The earnest prayer of a devoted person is very effective.
5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours. He prayed in earnest that rain would not fall upon the land, and rain did not fall upon the land for three years and six months.
5:18 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the land produced food.
5:19 My fellow believers, if anyone wanders from the Truth and someone turns him back:
5:20 Understand that one who turns a sinner from the error of their ways will save that soul from death and procure a pardon for a multitude of sins.