James 5:5
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English Standard Version
You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

King James Bible
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

American Standard Version
Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have feasted upon earth: and in riotousness you have nourished your hearts, in the day of slaughter.

English Revised Version
Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

Weymouth New Testament
Here on earth you have lived self-indulgent and profligate lives. You have stupefied yourselves with gross feeding; but a day of slaughter has come.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye have lived in pleasure (ἐτρυφήσατε)

Only here in New Testament. See on 2 Peter 2:13, on the kindred noun τρυφή, riot or revel. Rev., ye have lived delicately.

Been wanton (ἐσπαταλήσατε)

Only here and 1 Timothy 5:6. Ἐτρυφήσατε denotes dainty living: this word, luxurious or prodigal living. Rev., taken your pleasure, is colorless, and is no improvement on the A. V.

As in a day of slaughter (ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ σφαγῆς)

All the best texts reject ὡς, as. The meaning of the passage is disputed. Some find the key to it in the words last days (James 5:3). The phrase day of slaughter is used for a day of judgment, Jeremiah 12:3; Jeremiah 25:(Sept.). According to this, the meaning is, the day of judgment, at the supposed near coming of Christ. Others explain that these men are like beasts, which, on the very day of their slaughter, gorge themselves in unconscious security.

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have lived.

1 Samuel 25:6,36 And thus shall you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house...

Job 21:11-15 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance...

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

Psalm 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!...

Isaiah 47:8 Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell carelessly, that say in your heart, I am, and none else beside me...

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day...

Amos 6:1,4-6 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations...

Luke 16:19,25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water...

Revelation 18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart...

been.

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes...

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

as in.

Proverbs 7:14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink...

Ezekiel 39:17 And, you son of man, thus said the Lord GOD; Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves...

Revelation 19:17,18 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the middle of heaven...

Cross References
Jeremiah 12:3
But you, O LORD, know me; you see me, and test my heart toward you. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

Jeremiah 25:34
"Wail, you shepherds, and cry out, and roll in ashes, you lords of the flock, for the days of your slaughter and dispersion have come, and you shall fall like a choice vessel.

Ezekiel 16:49
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Luke 16:19
"There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

1 Timothy 5:6
but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives.

2 Peter 2:13
suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.

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