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.
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