New Living Translation
Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you.
King James Bible
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Darby Bible Translation
Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you.
World English Bible
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
Young's Literal Translation
Go, now, ye rich! weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:1 Come now, ye rich - The apostle does not speak this so much for the sake of the rich themselves, as of the poor children of God, who were then groaning under their cruel oppression. Weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you - Quickly and unexpectedly. This was written not long before the siege of Jerusalem; during which, as well as after it, huge calamities came on the Jewish nation, not only in Judea, but through distant countries. And as these were an awful prelude of that wrath which was to fall upon them in the world to come, so this may likewise refer to the final vengeance which will then be executed on the impenitent.
LibraryA visit to the Harvest Field
Our subject, to-night, will involve three or four questions: How does the husbandman wait? What does he wait for? What is has encouragement? What are the benefits of his patient waiting? Our experience is similar to his. We are husbandmen, so we have to toil hard, and we have to wait long: then, the hope that cheers, the fruit that buds and blossoms, and verily, too, the profit of that struggle of faith and fear incident to waiting will all crop up as we proceed. I. First, then, HOW DOES THE HUSBANDMAN …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
"Be Ye Therefore Sober, and Watch unto Prayer. "
Our God of the Impossible
Scream in terror, for the day of the LORD has arrived--the time for the Almighty to destroy.
They will wear burlap as they wander the streets. From every home and public square will come the sound of wailing.
"Son of man, prophesy and give this message from the Sovereign LORD: "Weep and wail for that day,
"What sorrow awaits you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now.
1 Timothy 6:9
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit."
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