James 5:7

“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be patient therefore, brethren, vnto the comming of the Lord: behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, vntill hee receiue the early and latter raine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go on waiting calmly, my brothers, till the coming of the Lord, like the farmer waiting for the good fruit of the earth till the early and late rains have come.
- Basic English Bible

Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, having patience for it until it receive [the] early and [the] latter rain.
- Darby Bible

Be patient, therefore, brethren, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receiveth the early and the latter rain.
- Webster's Bible

Be patient therefore, brethren, until the Coming of the Lord. Notice how eagerly a farmer waits for a valuable crop! He is patient over it till it has received the early and the later rain.
- Weymouth Bible

Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.
- World English Bible

Therfor, britheren, be ye pacient, til to the comyng of the Lord. Lo! an erthetilier abidith preciouse fruyt of the erthe, paciently suffrynge, til he resseyue `tymeful and lateful fruyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

Be patient, then, brethren, till the presence of the Lord; lo, the husbandman doth expect the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, till he may receive rain -- early and latter;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 5:7


5:7 The husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit - Which will recompense his labour and patience. Till he receives the former rain - Immediately after sowing. And the latter - Before the harvest.


People's Bible Notes for James 5:7


Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren. James now turns from the rich, wicked Jews, to his suffering brethren. Let them be patient. Unto the coming of the Lord. That would bring relief. The primary reference is to the relief from Jewish persecution which followed the Lord's coming in judgment on the Jewish nation. Behold, the husbandman . . . hath patience. The tiller of the soil has to sow and wait long in patience for fruit. Be you like him. Until he receive the early and latter rain. The early rain was the November showers which prepared the ground for the seed; the latter rain, the spring showers needed to bring the harvest to maturity. Compare De 11:14.

Discussion for James 5

  • Hakeemkazeem
    God is good he did not want any of us to perish
  • BSP
    Verse 20 shows that we should be concerned about the faith of others and that we can help others to even save their relationship and lives with God if we help them turn back from their bad ways.
  • Jody
    I think it's great for understanding the purpose and requirements of living as a Christian
  • Beatrice
    I think James is reminding me how to live my life in ritiousness and be patient to receive my blessing as asked from God
  • Marvin taylor
    I know God love us all n if we do what he tells us no blessing is too big or impossible I seen a homeless man? Yesterday n I had bout a loaf of bread n I kept saying I don't need the loaf I said I need to bless the man with it I did thank you so much God Bless us all
  • Pamela smith
    I LOVE this book have memorized all of it and been in 2studies of it. All total almost a year getting all I can out of it

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