Main point summary
Weep, you rich, over the judgment coming upon you for how you made your god worldly treasures and abused others to attain it.
Ἄγε νῦν οἱ πλούσιοι, κλαύσατε
Come now, you rich, weep
ὀλολύζοντες ἐπὶ ταῖς ταλαιπωρίαις ὑμῶν ταῖς ἐπερχομέναις.
and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
ὁ πλοῦτος ὑμῶν σέσηπεν
Your riches have rotted
καὶ τὰ ἱμάτια ὑμῶν σητόβρωτα γέγονεν,
and your garments are moth- eaten.
ὁ χρυσὸς ὑμῶν καὶ ὁ ἄργυρος κατίωται
Your gold and silver have corroded,
καὶ ὁ ἰὸς αὐτῶν εἰς μαρτύριον ὑμῖν ἔσται
and their corrosion will be evidence against you
καὶ φάγεται τὰς σάρκας ὑμῶν ὡς πῦρ.
and will eat your flesh like fire.
ἐθησαυρίσατε ἐν ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις.
You have laid up treasure in the last days.
ἰδοὺ ὁ μισθὸς τῶν ἐργατῶν τῶν ἀμησάντων τὰς χώρας ὑμῶν ὁ ἀπεστερημένος ἀφʼ ὑμῶν κράζει,
Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you,
καὶ αἱ βοαὶ τῶν θερισάντων εἰς τὰ ὦτα κυρίου σαβαὼθ εἰσεληλύθασιν.
and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
ἐτρυφήσατε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
You have lived on the earth in luxury
and in self- indulgence.
ἐθρέψατε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ σφαγῆς,
You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
You have condemned
ἐφονεύσατε τὸν δίκαιον,
and murdered the righteous person.
οὐκ ἀντιτάσσεται ὑμῖν.
He does not resist you.
I.e. He, in contrast to you, is not living for this world!
Why isn't vs6 followed up with another explanation of the coming judgment? Because the end of things is implied in what he encourages the "brother" with next.
You have made wealth your God.
You have abused others to expand your wallet.
Saving is not bad, but it is dangerous. Beware lest your savings be with too long-term a goal.