Modern Literal Version

[James 5]

     5:1 Come now you rich, weepĎ, howling in yourĎ miseries, in those which are coming upon youĎ. 5:2 YourĎ riches have rotted and yourĎ garments have become moth-eaten. 5:3 YourĎ gold and silver have tarnished, and their tarnish will be *for a testimony against youĎ and will be eating yourĎ flesh like fire. YouĎhave stored up treasure in yourĎlast days. 5:4 Behold, the wages of the workers who mowed yourĎ farmlands, the wages which have been defrauded by youĎ, are crying out against youĎ and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Hosts. 5:5 YouĎ have caroused upon the land and are self-indulgent; youĎ have nourished yourĎhearts as in a day of slaughter. 5:6 YouĎ have sentenced others, youĎ murdered the righteous; there is no resisting in youĎ.

     5:7 Therefore brethren, haveĎ patience until the presence of the Lord. Behold, the farmer is waiting for the precious fruit of the earth, having patience over it, until it should receive themorning and evening rainfall. 5:8 YouĎ also, haveĎ patience; establishĎ yourĎ hearts, because the presence of the Lord has drawn near. 5:9 Brethren, doĎ not groan against one another, in order that youĎ may not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors.

     5:10 My brethren, takeĎas an example of suffering evil treatment and of patience the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 5:11 BeholdĎ, we esteem those fortunate who are enduring. YouĎ have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the end of the Lord, how that he is very affectionate and compassionate. {Job 1:21-22, 42:1-17}

     5:12 My brethren, but before all things, doĎ not swear, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath, but let yourĎ yes be yes and yourĎ no be no; in order that youĎ may not fall into hypocrisy.

     5:13 Is anyone among youĎ suffering evil treatment? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing-praise. 5:14 Is anyone among youĎ sick? Let him invite the elders of the congregation*, and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord. 5:15 And the vow of the faith will save the one who is weary and the Lord will lift him up, even if he has been practicing sins, it will be forgiven him.

     5:16 Therefore confessĎ yourĎ trespasses to one another, and prayĎ on behalf of one another,*that youĎ may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man prevails; much in its working. 5:17Elijah was a man of like-feelings to us and he prayed with much prayer that it might not rain, and it did not rain upon the land for three years and six months. 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rainfall and the land sprouted her fruit. {1Ki 17:1, 18:41}

     5:19 Brethren, if anyone among youĎ are misled from the truth and someone should return himto it; 5:20 let him know, that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will be saving a soul from death and will be hiding a multitude of sins.

     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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