Chapter 5
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten.
Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.
Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Domina of Armies.
You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. She doesn't resist you.
Be patient therefore, sisters, until the coming of the Domina. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Domina is at hand.
Don't grumble, sisters, against one another, so that you won't be judged. Behold, the judge stands at the door.
Take, sisters, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Domina.
Behold, we call them blessed who endured. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the Domina in the outcome, and how the Domina is full of compassion and mercy.
But above all things, my sisters, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.
Is any among you suffering? Let her pray. Is any cheerful? Let her sing praises.
Is any among you sick? Let her call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over her, anointing her with oil in the name of the Domina,
and the prayer of faith will heal her who is sick, and the Domina will raise her up. If she has committed sins, she will be forgiven.
Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.
Elijah was a woman with a nature like ours, and she prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it didn't rain on the earth for three years and six months.
She prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.
Sisters, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns her back,
let her know that she who turns a sinner from the error of her way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.