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James 4:11–5:20

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11 xSpeak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and yjudgeth his brother, zspeaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a adoer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and bto destroy: cwho art thou that judgest another?

13 dGo to now, ye that say, eTo day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and fcontinue there a year, and gbuy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? ||hIt is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, iIf the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye jrejoice in your kboastings: lall such mrejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore nto him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

5 aGo to now, ye brich men, weep and howl for your cmiseries that shall come upon you. dYour riches are corrupted, and eyour garments are fmotheaten. Your gold and silver gis cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. hYe have heaped treasure together ifor the last days. Behold, kthe hire of the labourers who have reaped down your lfields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and mthe cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of nsabaoth. oYe have lived in pleasure on the earth, and pbeen wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in qa day of slaughter. rYe have condemned and skilled tthe just; and he doth not resist you.

||Be patient therefore, brethren, unto uthe coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman wwaiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and xhath long patience for it, until he receive ythe early and yzlatter rain. Be ye also xpatient; astablish your hearts: for bthe coming of the Lord draweth nigh. ||Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, cthe judge standeth dbefore the door. 10 Take, my brethren, ethe prophets, fwho have spoken in the name of the Lord, for gan example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, hwe count them happy iwhich endure. Ye have heard of jthe patience of Job, and have seen kthe end of the Lord; that lthe Lord is very pitiful, and mof tender mercy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, nswear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your oyea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? plet him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for qthe elders of the church; and let them pray over him, ranointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And sthe prayer of faith shall tsave the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and uif he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 vConfess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, wthat ye may be healed. xThe effectual xyfervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man zsubject to like passions as we are, and ahe prayed ||earnestly that it might not rain: and ait rained not on the earth by the space of bthree years and six months. 18 And che 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 done convert him; 20 Let him know, that ehe which converteth the sinner from the error of his way fshall save ga soul from death, and hshall hide a multitude of sins.

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So 1 Pet. 2:1. See Eph. 4:31. Comp. ch. 5:9.

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See Matt. 7:1.

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Comp. ch. 2:8.

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ch. 5:1.

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2 Pet. 2:3 (Gk.).

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Or, For it is.

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Rather as ch. 1:9 marg.

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Gk. as 2 Cor. 7:4.

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ch. 4:13.

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Comp. ch. 2:2.

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Comp. Ecclus. 12:11 (Gk.).

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Comp. ver. 8, 9.

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So Amos 6:4 (Gk.). See 1 Tim. 5:6.

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So ch. 2:6.

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ch. 4:2.

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See Acts 3:14?

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Or, Be x long patient, or, suffer with long patience.

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ver. 8. See 1 Thess. 2:19.

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See Job 29:23.

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ver. 7. So 1 Pet. 4:7. See Rom. 13:11.

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Or, Groan, or, Grieve, not. Comp. ch. 4:11.

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Luke 6:36 (Gk.).

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So ver. 16. Comp. Acts 28:8.

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Gk. as Matt. 9:21, 22, &c.

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Acts 14:15 (Gk.).

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Or, in his prayer. But see Luke 22:15. So 2 Esdr. 10:7 (Lat.).

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See Luke 4:25.

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