Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming.1 See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting2 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 one another, brothers and sisters,6 or you will be judged. The Judge7 is standing at the door!810
Brothers and sisters, 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 count as 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 and sisters, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple "Yes" or "No." Otherwise you will be condemned.14