James 5:8
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New International Version
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.

New Living Translation
You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.

English Standard Version
You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Berean Study Bible
You too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.

Berean Literal Bible
You also be patient; strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord has drawn near.

New American Standard Bible
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

King James Bible
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.

International Standard Version
You, too, must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near.

NET Bible
You also be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the Lord's return is near.

New Heart English Bible
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way also, be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the coming of our Lord draws near.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You, too, must be patient. Don't give up hope. The Lord will soon be here.

New American Standard 1977
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be ye also patient and confirm your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draws near.

King James 2000 Bible
Be also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

American King James Version
Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

American Standard Version
Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be you therefore also patient, and strengthen your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.

English Revised Version
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye also patient; establish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Weymouth New Testament
So you also must be patient: keeping up your courage; for the Coming of the Lord is now close at hand.

World English Bible
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Young's Literal Translation
be patient, ye also; establish your hearts, because the presence of the Lord hath drawn nigh;
Study Bible
Patience in Suffering
7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer anticipates the precious fruit of the soil as he patiently awaits the fall and spring rains. 8You too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door!…
Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
'The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller mourn; for wrath is against all their multitude.

Luke 21:19
By your patient endurance, you will gain your souls.

John 21:22
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!"

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be obvious to everyone. The Lord is near.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

1 Thessalonians 3:13
so that He may establish your hearts in blamelessness and holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.

James 5:3
Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and consume your flesh like fire. You have hoarded treasure in the last days.

1 Peter 4:7
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so you can pray.
Treasury of Scripture

Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

ye also.

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …

Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, …

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the …

Hebrews 10:35-37 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward…

stablish.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

for.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: …

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Hebrews 10:25-37 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

Revelation 22:20 He which testifies these things said, Surely I come quickly. Amen. …

(8) The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.--Read thus, The presence of the Lord is nigh. For the ancient belief in the nearness of Christ's second advent, see Note above, in James 5:3. The word used by the Apostle to describe its closeness is the same as that used in Matthew 3:2, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand" The afflicted are therefore to establish, or rather strengthen, their hearts. If "comfort" retained its older sense, such would express the true idea. Comp. the great prophecy of Israel's consolation (Isaiah 40, et seq.).

Verse 8. - Application of illustration, repeating the exhortation of ver. 7, and supporting it by the assurance that "the coming of the Lord," till which they are to endure, "is at hand." Stablish your hearts (comp. 1 Thessalonians 3:13, "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints"). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. So Isaiah had announced (Isaiah 13:6), "The day of the Lord is near (ἐγγὺς ἡμέρα Κυρίου)." Be ye also patient,.... As well as the husbandman, and like him; and wait for the rains and dews of divine grace to fall, and make fruitful, and for the ripe fruit of eternal life; and in the mean while cheerfully and patiently bear all injuries, and oppressions:

stablish your hearts; though the state of the saints is stable, they being fixed in the everlasting love of God, in the covenant of grace, in the hands of Christ, and on the rock of ages; yet their hearts are very unstable, and so are their frames, and the exercise of grace in them, and need establishing, which God's work; which is often done by the means of the word and ordinances; and these the saints should make use of, for the establishing of their hearts: the sense may be, take heart, be of good cheer, do not be dismayed, or faint, or sink under your pressures, but be of good courage, pluck up your spirits, lift up your heads: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh; when he will render tribulation to them that trouble them, free them from all their sorrows and afflictions, and enter them into the joy of their Lord; which will be either at death, which was not very far off, or at the last day, which was drawing nearer and nearer, and which with God was near; with whom a thousand years are as one day. 8. coming … draweth nigh—The Greek expresses present time and a settled state. 1Pe 4:7, "is at hand." We are to live in a continued state of expectancy of the Lord's coming, as an event always nigh. Nothing can more "stablish the heart" amidst present troubles than the realized expectation of His speedy coming.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.
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