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.

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.

New King James Version
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.

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

NASB 1995
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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

Amplified Bible
As an example, brothers and sisters, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord [as His messengers and representatives].

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
Brothers, [as] an example of the suffering of evil and of patience, 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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 be glad, 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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 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 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 3739: Who, which, what, that.

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

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 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 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 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 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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