James 5:10
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.

Berean Study Bible
Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Brothers as an example of suffering evils and of patience, 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
My friends, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They were patient, even when they had to suffer.

Good News Translation
My friends, remember the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Take them as examples of patient endurance under suffering.

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.

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

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.

New American Standard 1977
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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;
Study Bible
Patience in Suffering
9Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door! 10Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.

James 5:7
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the soil--how patient he is for the fall and spring rains.

James 5:9
Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door!

James 5:13
Is any one of you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.

Treasury of Scripture

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

who.

Isaiah 39:8
Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Jeremiah 23:22
But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Jeremiah 26:16
Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.

for.

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

Jeremiah 2:30
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Matthew 5:11,12
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake…







Lexicon
Brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

[as] an example
Ὑπόδειγμα (Hypodeigma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5262: (a) a figure, copy, (b) an example, model. From hupodeiknumi; an exhibit for imitation or warning.

of patience
μακροθυμίας (makrothymias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

in affliction,
κακοπαθίας (kakopathias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2552: Experience of evil, suffering, distress, affliction, perseverance. From a compound of hemiorion and pathos; hardship.

take
λάβετε (labete)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophets
προφήτας (prophētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

who
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

spoke
ἐλάλησαν (elalēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

name
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of [the] Lord.
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(10) For an example.--Another reason for endurance, an example of affliction and patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. These are the bright ones in the cloud of witnesses, of whom the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:1) speaks, who, like Daniel, "stopped the mouths of lions"; like Jeremiah and Elijah, "escaped the edge of the sword;" "out of weakness were made strong"; who "were stoned," like Zachariah; "sawn asunder," like Isaiah; "slain with the sword," like Urijah and John; "of whom the world was not worthy." Thus the saints of the Old Covenant are held up for honour and imitation to those of the New. James was not advocating a religion alien to that of Moses, but building again more widely "the ruins of the tabernacle which had fallen down," that "all the Gentiles might seek after the Lord." (Comp. his speech in the synod, Acts 15:13-21.)

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. 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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