James 5:10
Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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

James 5:10 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take - the prophets - The prophets who had spoken to their forefathers by the authority of God, were persecuted by the very people to whom they delivered the Divine message; but they suffered affliction and persecution with patience, commending their cause to him who judgeth righteously; therefore, imitate their example.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

who.

Isaiah 39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which you have spoken. He said moreover...

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...

Jeremiah 26:16 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die...

Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things...

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

for.

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

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

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

Matthew 21:34-39 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it...

Matthew 23:34-37 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify...

Luke 6:23 Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

1 Thessalonians 2:14,15 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 11:32-38 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also...

Library
June the Twenty-Ninth Effectual Prayers
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." --JAMES v. 13-20. Or, as Weymouth translates it, "The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence." Prayer may be empty words, with no more power than those empty shells which have been foisted upon the Turks in their war with the Balkan States. Firing empty shells! That is what many professed prayers really are; they have nothing in them, and they accomplish nothing. They are just forged upon the lips, and
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

"Who Will Rise up with Me against the Wicked?"
Ps. 94:16. 1. In all ages, men who neither feared God nor regarded man have combined together, and formed confederacies, to carry on the works of darkness. And herein they have shown themselves wise in their generation; for by this means they more effectually promoted the kingdom of their father the devil, than otherwise they could I have done. On the other hand, men who did fear God, and desire the happiness of their fellow-creatures, have, in every age, found it needful to join together, in order
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

On the Whole, Since Scripture Places the Principal Part of Worship in the Invocation Of...
On the whole, since Scripture places the principal part of worship in the invocation of God (this being the office of piety which he requires of us in preference to all sacrifices), it is manifest sacrilege to offer prayer to others. Hence it is said in the psalm: "If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god, shall not God search this out?" (Ps. 44:20, 21). Again, since it is only in faith that God desires to be invoked, and he distinctly enjoins us to frame
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

But Some Seem to be Moved by the Fact...
But some seem to be moved by the fact, that the prayers of saints are often said to have been heard. Why? Because they prayed. "They cried unto thee" (says the Psalmist), "and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded" (Ps. 22:5). Let us also pray after their example, that like them we too may be heard. Those men, on the contrary, absurdly argue that none will be heard but those who have been heard already. How much better does James argue, "Elias was a man subject to like passions
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

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.

Jump to Previous
Affliction Endured Evil Example Face Illustration Messengers Nobly Pain Patience Patiently Persecution Prophets Speak Strength Suffering Trouble Undergone Words
Jump to Next
Affliction Endured Evil Example Face Illustration Messengers Nobly Pain Patience Patiently Persecution Prophets Speak Strength Suffering Trouble Undergone Words
Links
James 5:10 NIV
James 5:10 NLT
James 5:10 ESV
James 5:10 NASB
James 5:10 KJV

James 5:10 Bible Apps
James 5:10 Biblia Paralela
James 5:10 Chinese Bible
James 5:10 French Bible
James 5:10 German Bible

James 5:10 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
James 5:9
Top of Page
Top of Page