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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

James 4:13–5:6

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13 aCome now, you who say, “bToday or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”

14 1Yet you do not know 2what your life will be like tomorrow. aYou are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

15 1Instead, you ought to say, “aIf the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

16 But as it is, you boast in your 1arrogance; aall such boasting is evil.

17 Therefore, ato one who knows the 1right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Chapter 5

Misuse of Riches

1 aCome now, byou rich, cweep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

2 aYour riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.

3 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 ain the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

4 Behold, athe pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and bthe outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of cthe Lord of 1Sabaoth.

5 You have alived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have 1fattened your hearts in ba day of slaughter.

6 You have condemned and 1aput to death bthe righteous man; he does not resist you.

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