New International Version
Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
King James Bible
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Darby Bible Translation
Take [as] an example, brethren, of suffering and having patience, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of [the] Lord.
World English Bible
Take, brothers, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take - the prophets - The prophets who had spoken to their forefathers by the authority of God, were persecuted by the very people to whom they delivered the Divine message; but they suffered affliction and persecution with patience, commending their cause to him who judgeth righteously; therefore, imitate their example.
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Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.
Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
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