7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until [a]it gets the early and late rains.8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.9 Do not [b]complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing [c]right at the [d]door.10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the [e]endurance of Job and have seen the [f]outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but [g]your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
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