Be patient, therefore, brothers,a until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives 15the early and the late rains.
You also, be patient. 16Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord 17is at hand.
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, 18so that you may not be judged; behold, 19the Judge is standing 20at the door.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take 21the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of 22the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen 23the purpose of the Lord, how 24the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
But above all, my brothers, 25do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.