James 5:8
New International Version
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

New Living Translation
You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.

English Standard Version
You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Berean Study Bible
You, too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Berean Literal Bible
You also be patient; strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord has drawn near.

King James Bible
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

New King James Version
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

New American Standard Bible
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

NASB 1995
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

NASB 1977
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Amplified Bible
You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.

Christian Standard Bible
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.

American Standard Version
Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way also, be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the coming of our Lord draws near.

Contemporary English Version
Be patient like those farmers and don't give up. The Lord will soon be here!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be you therefore also patient, and strengthen your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

English Revised Version
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Good News Translation
You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord's coming is near.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You, too, must be patient. Don't give up hope. The Lord will soon be here.

International Standard Version
You, too, must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near.

Literal Standard Version
you also be patient; establish your hearts, because the coming of the LORD has drawn near;

NET Bible
You also be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the Lord's return is near.

New Heart English Bible
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

Weymouth New Testament
So you also must be patient: keeping up your courage; for the Coming of the Lord is now close at hand.

World English Bible
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Young's Literal Translation
be patient, ye also; establish your hearts, because the presence of the Lord hath drawn nigh;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Patience in Suffering
7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the soil—how patient he is for the fall and spring rains. 8You, too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door!…

Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is upon the whole multitude.

Luke 21:19
By your patient endurance you will gain your souls.

John 21:22
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!"

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?


Treasury of Scripture

Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

ye also.

Genesis 49:18
I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 40:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry…

stablish.

Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

for.

James 5:9
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Philippians 4:5
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Hebrews 10:25-37
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching…









(8) The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.--Read thus, The presence of the Lord is nigh. For the ancient belief in the nearness of Christ's second advent, see Note above, in James 5:3. The word used by the Apostle to describe its closeness is the same as that used in Matthew 3:2, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand" The afflicted are therefore to establish, or rather strengthen, their hearts. If "comfort" retained its older sense, such would express the true idea. Comp. the great prophecy of Israel's consolation (Isaiah 40, et seq.).

Verse 8. - Application of illustration, repeating the exhortation of ver. 7, and supporting it by the assurance that "the coming of the Lord," till which they are to endure, "is at hand." Stablish your hearts (comp. 1 Thessalonians 3:13, "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints"). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. So Isaiah had announced (Isaiah 13:6), "The day of the Lord is near (ἐγγὺς ἡμέρα Κυρίου)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

too,
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

be patient
μακροθυμήσατε (makrothymēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 3114: From the same as makrothumos; to be long-spirited, i.e. forbearing or patient.

[and] strengthen
στηρίξατε (stērixate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4741: From a presumed derivative of histemi; to set fast, i.e. to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or to confirm.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

hearts,
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord’s
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

coming
παρουσία (parousia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3952: From the present participle of pareimi; a being near, i.e. Advent; physically, aspect.

is near.
ἤγγικεν (ēngiken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.


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