The Bible in Its Traditions

James 5:7–12

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Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of YHWH. See how the farmer awaits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, until it receives the early and late rain.

But you, my brethren, be patient, until the coming of the LORD, just as the husbandman waits for the precious crops of his field, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and the latter rain.

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You also be patient. Establish your hearts, because the coming of YHWH has drawn near.

Therefore, you too should be patient and should strengthen your hearts. For the advent of the Lord draws near.

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

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Do not murmur against one another, brothers, lest you be judged. Behold, the Judge stands before the doors!

Complain not one against another, my brethren, lest you be condemned: for behold judgment is at hand.

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10  My brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of YHWH, as an example of evil suffering and of longsuffering.

10  Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.

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11  Indeed we count those blessed who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you saw the end of YHWH-that He is compassionate and He is merciful.

11  Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.

11  Consider that we beatify those who have endured. You have heard of the patient suffering of Job. And you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

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12  But above all, my brothers, do not swear, neither by heaven nor the earth, nor any other oath. But let your "Yes"be "Yes,"and [your] "No,""No,"so that you may not fall into hypocrisy.

12  But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.

12  But before all things, my brothers, do not choose to swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor in any other oath. But let your word ‘Yes’ be yes, and your word ‘No’ be no, so that you may not fall under judgment.