James 5:1-11 NAS
Come now, you
rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.
Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness
against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last
days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the
laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you,
cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the
harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have
lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have
fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and
put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.
be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits
for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it
gets the early and late rains. You to be patient; strengthen your
hearts for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brethren,
against one another, you that you yourselves may not be judged; behold,
the Judge is standing right at the door. As an example, brethren, of
suffering and patients, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the
Lord. We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of
the endurance of Job and have see the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that
the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.