Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming.1 See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is2 for the autumn and spring rains.38
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming4 is near.59
Don't grumble against each other, brothers,6 or you will be judged. The Judge7 is standing at the door!810
Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets9 who spoke in the name of the Lord.
As you know, we consider blessed10 those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance11 and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.12 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.1312
Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.14