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James 5:3-5 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Your gold and silver have rusted and their rust will be a witness against you. It will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have hoarded treasure![a] Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.[b] You have lived indulgently and luxuriously on the earth. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. James 5:3 tn Or “hoarded up treasure for the last days”; Grk “in the last days.”
  2. James 5:4 tn Traditionally, “Lord of Hosts” or “Lord Sabaoth,” which means “Lord of the [heavenly] armies,” sometimes translated more generally as “Lord Almighty.”
  3. James 5:5 sn James’ point seems to be that instead of seeking deliverance from condemnation, they have defied God’s law (fattened your hearts) and made themselves more likely objects of his judgment (in a day of slaughter).
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