5:1 Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

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

5:3 Your gold and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days.
5:3 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 in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
5:4 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.

5:5 Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.
5:5 You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

5:6 Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous (one); he doth not resist you.
5:6 You have condemned and put to death the righteous [man;] he does not resist you.

5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain.
5:7 Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.

5:8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
5:8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.
5:9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

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

5:11 Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.
5:11 Behold, we count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and [is] merciful.

5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.
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, no; so that you may not fall under judgment.

5:13 Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.
5:13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises.

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 Is anyone 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;

5:15 and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
5:15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.
5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

5:17 Elijah was a man of like passions with us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain; and it rained not on the earth for three years and six months.
5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.

5:18 And he prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
5:18 And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

5:19 My brethren, if any among you err from the truth, and one convert him;
5:19 My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back,

5:20 let him know, that he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.
5:20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.