James 5:10

“Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take, my brethren, the Prophets, who haue spoken in the Name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take as an example of pain nobly undergone and of strength in trouble, the prophets who gave to men the words of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

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

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
- Webster's Bible

In illustration, brethren, of persecution patiently endured take the Prophets who have spoken as messengers from the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

Take, brothers, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
- World English Bible

Britheren, take ye ensaumple of yuel goyng out, and of long abidyng, and trauel, and of pacience, the prophetis, that speken to you in the name of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 5:10


5:10 Take the prophets for an example - Once persecuted like you, even for speaking in the name of the Lord. The very men that gloried in having prophets yet could not bear their message: nor did either their holiness or their high commission screen them from suffering.


People's Bible Notes for James 5:10


Jas 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets . . . for an example. They suffered, were patient, endured to the end and secured the blessing.

Discussion for James 5:10

  • This verse shows that the prophets of old are to be a pattern for us in our lives. The whole Bible is truly beneficial and we can learn things in the Bible from those who have lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Even though many of the prophets suffered unjust treatment, they stayed faithful to their assignment and were patient with the people they preached to. This is to be a lesson for us.

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