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James 5:7-8

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Patience in Suffering

5:7 So be patient, brothers and sisters, 1  until the Lord’s return. 2  Think of how the farmer waits 3  for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient 4  for it until it receives the early and late rains. 5:8 You also be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the Lord’s return is near.

1 tn Grk “brothers”; this phrase occurs again three times in the paragraph. See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:2.

2 tn Or “advent”; or “coming” (also in v. 8).

3 tn Grk “Behold! The farmer waits.”

4 tn Grk “being patient.”



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