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.
You also be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the Lord's return 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.
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;
Parallel CommentariesMatthew 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.
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)."
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
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.
James 5:8 Additional Commentaries
Patience in Suffering
7Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.…
The time has come! The day has arrived! Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller grieve, for my wrath is on the whole crowd.
Stand firm, and you will win life.
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me."
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
1 Thessalonians 3:13
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.
1 Peter 4:7
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
Treasury of Scripture
Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.
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