English Standard Version
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
King James Bible
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
American Standard Version
Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.
English Revised Version
Go to now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
Webster's Bible Translation
Come now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Weymouth New Testament
Come, you rich men, weep aloud and howl for your sorrows which will soon be upon you.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
See on James 4:13.
Weep and howl (κλαύσατε ὀλολύζοντες)
Lit., weep, howling. The latter is a descriptive word, ol-ol-uz-o. Only here in New Testament, and denoting a more demonstrative and passionate expression of grief than weeping.
That shall come upon (ἐπερχομέναις)
Present participle. More correctly, as Rev., that are coming.
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Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
in the streets they wear sackcloth; on the housetops and in the squares everyone wails and melts in tears.
"Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Wail, 'Alas for the day!'
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"--
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