7Therefore be patient, 1brethren, 2until the coming of the Lord. 3The farmerwaits for the preciousproduce of the soil, being patientabout it, untilait gets4the early and late rains.
85You too be patient; 6strengthen your hearts, for 7the coming of the Lord is 8near.
99Do not bcomplain, 10brethren, againstoneanother, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, 11the Judge is standingc12right at the ddoor.
As an example, 13brethren, of suffering and patience, take14the prophetswhospoke in the name of the Lord.
We countthose15blessed who endured. You have heard of 16the eendurance of Job and have seen17the foutcome of the Lord's dealings, that 18the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
But aboveall, 19my brethren, 20do not swear, either by heavenor by earthor with anyotheroath; but gyour yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fallunderjudgment.
Is anyoneamong you 21suffering? 22Then he must pray. Is anyonecheerful? He is to 23singpraises.
Is anyoneamong you sick? Then he must call for 24the elders of the church and they are to prayover him, h25anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
and the 26prayerioffered in faith will j27restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will 28raise him up, and if he has committedsins, kthey will be forgiven him.
16Therefore, 29confess your sins to oneanother, and pray for oneanotherso that you may be 30healed. 31The effectivelprayer of a righteousmancanaccomplishmuch.
17Elijah was 32a man with a naturelikeours, and 33he prayedmearnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for 34threeyears and sixmonths.
18Then he 35prayedagain, and 36the nskyopouredrain and the earthproduced its fruit.
My brethren, 37ifanyamong you strays from 38the truth and oneturns him back,
let him know that phe who turns a sinner from the error of his way will 39save his soul from death and will 40cover a multitude of sins.