James 5:10
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New International Version
Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

New Living Translation
For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

English Standard Version
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

King James Bible
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord's name as an example of suffering and patience.

International Standard Version
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.

NET Bible
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord's name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Take the example of The Prophets to yourselves, those who spoke in The Name of THE LORD JEHOVAH, my brethren, for patience in your afflictions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. They were patient when they suffered unjustly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

King James 2000 Bible
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

American King James Version
Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

American Standard Version
Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take, my brethren, for an example of suffering evil, of labour and patience, the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Take [as] an example, brethren, of suffering and having patience, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

Weymouth New Testament
In illustration, brethren, of persecution patiently endured take the Prophets who have spoken as messengers from the Lord.

World English Bible
Take, brothers, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
An example take ye of the suffering of evil, my brethren, and of the patience, the prophets who did speak in the name of the Lord;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:7-11 Consider him that waits for a crop of corn; and will not you wait for a crown of glory? If you should be called to wait longer than the husbandman, is not there something more worth waiting for? In every sense the coming of the Lord drew nigh, and all his people's losses, hardships, and sufferings, would be repaid. Men count time long, because they measure it by their own lives; but all time is as nothing to God; it is as a moment. To short-lived creatures a few years seem an age; but Scripture, measuring all things by the existence of God, reckons thousands of years but so many days. God brought about things in Job's case, so as plainly to prove that he is very pitiful and of tender mercy. This did not appear during his troubles, but was seen in the event, and believers now will find a happy end to their trials. Let us serve our God, and bear our trials, as those who believe that the end will crown all. Our eternal happiness is safe if we trust to him: all else is mere vanity, which soon will be done with for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - The injunction is further strengthened by an appeal to the example of the prophets of the old covenant, an "example of suffering and of patience." Read ἐν τῶ ὀνόματι, with א, B, and observe the anarthrous Κυρίου (cf. on James 4:10). Suffering affliction. Τῆς κακοπαθείας.: here only in the LXX., Malachi 1:13; 2 Macc. 2:26.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord,.... Men who have been highly honoured of God, with a gift of prophesying, or foretelling things to come; to whom God revealed his secrets, doing nothing without acquainting them with it; and who were sent forth by him, and prophesied in his name what were made known unto them; and yet, though these were his favourites, they suffered much; as cruel mockings, scourgings, imprisonment, famine, nakedness, and death in various shapes; some being stoned, others sawn asunder, and others killed by the sword; all which they endured with incredible patience. And therefore the apostle proposes them to be taken,

for an example suffering affliction, and of patience; their afflictions were many and great, and yet they were very patient under them; and through faith and patience they went through them, and now inherit the promises; and so are a very proper example and pattern for New Testament saints to follow and copy after.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. the prophets—who were especially persecuted, and therefore were especially "blessed."

example of suffering affliction—rather, simply, "of affliction," literally, "evil treatment."

James 5:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Patience in Suffering
9Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. 10As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

James 4:11
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

James 5:7
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.

James 5:9
Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

James 5:13
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
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Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

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