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7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth.
Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
9 Don't complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won't be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
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