It’s from the Bible.
See the quiz from the July 27th post for the question about which bit of seditious lit the quote came from.
The correct answer is the Epistle of James, chapter 5. I’ll paste it here as a refresher, with a phrase in red that I had cut out temporarily so it wouldn’t spoil the fun:
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Look, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.”
[Note: I scheduled this several days ago to post on the first of August. If our leaders in government do anything decent today I’ll eat crow.]