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James 5:7–12

WAITING FOR THE LORD

Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.y You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.z

Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!aa

10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience. 11 See, we count as blessed those who have endured.I You have heard of Job’s enduranceab and have seen the outcome that the Lord brought about—the Lord is compassionate and merciful.ac

TRUTHFUL SPEECH

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath.ad But let your “yes” mean “yes,” and your “no” mean “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.J

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