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He who talks against a brother, or judges his

Talks against the law and judges the law.
But if you judge the law,
You are not a doer of the law but a judge.
One only is the lawgiver and judge,

He who is able to save and to destroy.
Who are you who judge your neighbor ?

Come now, you who say: To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and make money.

And you do not know what shall happen to-morrow.

What is your life ?

For you are a vapor which appears for a little while, and then vanishes away : instead of your saying, If the Lord wishes, we will both live, and do this or that.

But now you glory in your vauntings : all such glorying is evil.

So to him who knows how to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl
For your miseries which are coming on you,

Your riches are corrupted
Your clothes are moth-eaten.
Your gold and silver are rusted.


Their rust will be
For a witness against you,
And will eat your flesh like fire.
You have laid up your treasure
In the last days.
Look, the wages of the laborers,

Who mowed your fields,

Which by you is kept back by fraud,
Cries out.
And the cries of those who reaped
Have entered the ears of the Lord of

You have lived luxuriously on the earth,
And spent wantonly.
You have nourished your hearts

In a day of slaughter.
You condemned, you killed the doer of right.
He does not resist you.

So be patient, brothers, till the coming of the Lord. Look, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient over it, till it receives the early and latter rain.

So you also be patient. Strengthen your hearts. For the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Do not complain about each other, brothers, that you may not be judged. Look, the judge is standing before the door.


Brothers, take for an example of suffering and of patience the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Look, we call those blessed who endured. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how the Lord is full of pity, and merciful. .

But above all, my brothers, do not swear,

Neither by the heaven,
Nor by the earth,

Nor by any other oath :
But let your yes be yes, and your no, no,
That you may not fall under judgment.

Is any among you suffering?

Let him pray.

Is any cheerful ?

Let him sing praise.
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

And the prayer of faith will save him who is


And the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins,
It will be forgiven him.

So confess your sins to each other,
And pray for each other, that you may be



prayer of a good man is of much avail in

its working Elijah was a man of like passions with us,

And he prayed earnestly that it might not

rain :

And it did not rain on the earth

For three years and six months.
And he prayed again;

And the heaven gave rain
And the earth bore her fruit.

My brothers, if any among you errs from the

And some one converts him.

Let him know,
That he who converts a bad man from the

error of his way
Will save a soul from death,
And will cover a multitude of sins.


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