5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
5:1 Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you.

5:2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
5:2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten.

5:3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days.
5:3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days.

5:4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
5:4 Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

5:5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
5:5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

5:6 You have condemned, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you.
5:6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you.

5:7 Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain.
5:7 Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

5:8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
5:8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

5:9 Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.
5:9 Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors!

5:10 As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
5:10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

5:11 Behold, we call those happy who were steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
5:11 Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

5:12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.
5:12 Above all, my beloved, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "Yes" be yes and your "No" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

5:13 Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.
5:13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.

5:14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
5:14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.

5:15 and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
5:15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.

5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.
5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

5:17 Eli'jah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
5:17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

5:18 Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.
5:18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.

5:19 My brethren, if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back,
5:19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another,

5:20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
5:20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.