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

  • Victoria Tatem
    I love reading the WORD each and everyday. Yes I'm a KJV 1611 reader The Epistle of James. Faith without works dead.
  • Ann
    Sean, I just said a prayer for you. Keep in the faith, may God bless you. Amen
  • Tamar
    James uses some ensamples for us to follow. Job through his suffering he prayed to God, and God brought him out of tribulations,Elias prayed that it might not rain God didn't send any rain. James also said the fervent prayers of the righteous avails much, we must pray without ceasing God shows pity for when we going through hard times and mercy bringing us out every situation the enemy gets us in.
  • A disciple
    Henrietta; Yes! The Lord Jesus Christ has been given all authority in heaven and on earth; and He has charged us in His name, to proclaim the Glad Tidings to every creature; teaching all men everywhere to keep all His words, everything that He has commanded us; thus also warning the rich that they not foolishly trust in their good things in life, and miss the truth and the word of their salvation.
  • Henrietta
    I see 2 messages: one to the corrupted rich and one to the brethren. The rich will be judged for their fraudulent activities. The brethren are warned to stay pure in heart/ no grudges and to have patience. They are also encouraged to pray earnestly and to pray for the sick to be healed.
    Sin and sickness are linked, but both can be remedied by the blood through prayer.
  • BSP
    Verse 13 encourages us to express our feelings. When going through troubles we should pray and when rejoicing we should sing out joyfully.

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