7 Therefore be patient, abrethren, buntil the coming of the Lord. cThe farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until 1it gets dthe early and late rains.
8 aYou too be patient; bstrengthen your hearts, for cthe coming of the Lord is dnear.
9 aDo not 1complain, bbrethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, cthe Judge is standing 2dright at the 3door.
10 As an example, abrethren, of suffering and patience, take bthe prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11 We count those ablessed who endured. You have heard of bthe 1endurance of Job and have seen cthe 2outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that dthe Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
12 But above all, amy brethren, bdo not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but 1your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
13 Is anyone among you asuffering? bThen he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to csing praises.
14 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for athe elders of the church and they are to pray over him, 1banointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
15 and the aprayer 1offered in faith will 2brestore the one who is sick, and the Lord will craise him up, and if he has committed sins, 3they will be forgiven him.
16 Therefore, aconfess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be bhealed. cThe effective 1prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
17 Elijah was aa man with a nature like ours, and bhe prayed 1earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for cthree years and six months.
18 Then he aprayed again, and bthe 1sky 2poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
19 My brethren, aif any among you strays from bthe truth and one turns him back,
20 let him know that 1he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will asave his soul from death and will bcover a multitude of sins.