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

  • Onalaja oluwakemi afolasade
    Elijah as a man born of woman was subject to anger,hunger,tribulations,percicutions etc like us ,yet he conquared all the negative forces billowed against children of Adam.He decreed authoritatively over nature and it stood !amazingly by his word again came rain with thunderstom.
  • Sean
    Pray for me if you see this comment. I can use every prayer I can get. Thanks
  • Sean
    Pray for me if you see this comment. I can use every prayer I can get. Thanks
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 5:19 BRETHREN IF ANY OF YOU DO ERROR FROM THE TRUTH AND ONE CONVERT HIM 5:20 LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS
  • Logan
    I think that the best thing I can say is that we are praying for your son
  • A disciple
    Amen, Bruce, well said. It is a dangerous and evil spirit that tries to creep in among the unlearned, undisciplined and inexperienced Believers; that tells them they are special to the Lord, and His ONLY ONES, out of all Christians, "who got it right!" What inevitably happens with that kind of deception and arrogance, an unclean spirit is working in the hidden to overthrow the leadership with sin.

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