James 5:6-16 NIV

6 You have condemned and murdered1 innocent men,2 who were not opposing you.

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Patience in Suffering

7 Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming.3 See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is4 for the autumn and spring rains.5

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8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming6 is near.7

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9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers,8 or you will be judged. The Judge9 is standing at the door!10

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10 Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets11 who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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11 As you know, we consider blessed12 those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance13 and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.14 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.15

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12 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.16

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The Prayer of Faith

13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.17 Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.18

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14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders19 of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil20 in the name of the Lord.

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15 And the prayer offered in faith21 will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

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16 Therefore confess your sins22 to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.23 The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.24

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