Note: A – describes the end of the rich, A’ – why this has happened.
A. 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
B. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth:
B’. and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
A. 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.