James 5: Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray

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James 5
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Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!
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Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
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Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.
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Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
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You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
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You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.
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Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
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You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
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Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
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My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
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Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
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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," lest you fall into judgment.
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Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
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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.
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And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
17
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
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And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
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Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
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let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you

James 5:1-6
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Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!
2
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
3
Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.
4
Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
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You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
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You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.

  1. What does James tell the rich to do?
    • James 5:1
      Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!
  2. What does he say about their riches and garments?
    • James 5:2
      Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
  3. What is a witness against them?
    • James 5:3
      Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.
  4. Who have they cheated?
    • James 5:4
      Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
  5. To whom has the cries of the reapers reached?
    • James 5:4
      Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
  6. How have the rich lived on the earth?
    • James 5:5
      You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
  7. Who have the rich condemned and murdered?
    • James 5:6
      You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.

James 5:7-8

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand

James 5:7-8
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Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
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You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

  1. How long are we to be patient?
    • James 5:7
      Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
  2. How is the farmer an example for us?
    • James 5:7
      Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
  3. Why must we be patient and establish our hearts?
    • James 5:8
      You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:9-12

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," lest you fall into judgment

James 5:9-12
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Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
10
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
11
Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
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," lest you fall into judgment.

  1. Why must we not grumble against one another?
    • James 5:9
      Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
  2. Who is standing at the door?
    • James 5:9
      Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
  3. What example did the prophets give us?
    • James 5:10
      My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
         
  4. Who do we count as blessed?
    • James 5:11
      Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
  5. How are we not to swear?
    • James 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," lest you fall into judgment.
  6. What are we to let our yes be?
    • James 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," lest you fall into judgment.
  7. What are we to let our no be?
    • James 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," lest you fall into judgment.
  8. What do we not want to fall into?
    • James 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," lest you fall into judgment.

James 5:13-18

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much

James 5:13-18
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Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
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.
15
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
17
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
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And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

  1. What should those who are suffering do?
    • James 5:13
      Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
  2. If you are cheerful, what should you do?
    • James 5:13
      Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
  3. What should you do if you are sick?
    • James 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.
  4. What are the elders to do?
    • James 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. How will the prayer of faith help?
    • James 5:15
      And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  6. If you have committed sins, what will happen?
    • James 5:15
      And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  7. Who should we confess our trespasses to?
    • James 5:16
      Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
  8. Why should we pray for one another
    • James 5:16
      Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
  9. What does the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avail?
    • James 5:16
      Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
  10. How was Elijah an example to this?
    • James 5:17
      Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
  11. What did he do again, and what happened?
    • James 5:18
      And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

James 5:19-20

Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins

James 5:19-20
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Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
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let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

  1. If anyone among you wanders from the truth, what should happen?
    • James 5:19
      Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
  2. If you turn him back, what will happen?
    • James 5:20
      let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
  3. What will this cover?
    • James 5:20
      let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.