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

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

Darby Bible Translation
*Ye* also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be ye also patient - Wait for God's deliverance, as ye wait for his bounty in providence.

Stablish your hearts - Take courage; do not sink under your trials.

The coming of the Lord draweth nigh - Ηγγικε· Is at hand. He is already on his way to destroy this wicked people, to raze their city and temple, and to destroy their polity for ever; and this judgment will soon take place.

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ye also.

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

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way...

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry...

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him...

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it...

Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

Hebrews 10:35-37 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward...

stablish.

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

for.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to 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...

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifies these things said, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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June the Twenty-Ninth Effectual Prayers
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." --JAMES v. 13-20. Or, as Weymouth translates it, "The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence." Prayer may be empty words, with no more power than those empty shells which have been foisted upon the Turks in their war with the Balkan States. Firing empty shells! That is what many professed prayers really are; they have nothing in them, and they accomplish nothing. They are just forged upon the lips, and
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

"Who Will Rise up with Me against the Wicked?"
Ps. 94:16. 1. In all ages, men who neither feared God nor regarded man have combined together, and formed confederacies, to carry on the works of darkness. And herein they have shown themselves wise in their generation; for by this means they more effectually promoted the kingdom of their father the devil, than otherwise they could I have done. On the other hand, men who did fear God, and desire the happiness of their fellow-creatures, have, in every age, found it needful to join together, in order
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

On the Whole, Since Scripture Places the Principal Part of Worship in the Invocation Of...
On the whole, since Scripture places the principal part of worship in the invocation of God (this being the office of piety which he requires of us in preference to all sacrifices), it is manifest sacrilege to offer prayer to others. Hence it is said in the psalm: "If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god, shall not God search this out?" (Ps. 44:20, 21). Again, since it is only in faith that God desires to be invoked, and he distinctly enjoins us to frame
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

But Some Seem to be Moved by the Fact...
But some seem to be moved by the fact, that the prayers of saints are often said to have been heard. Why? Because they prayed. "They cried unto thee" (says the Psalmist), "and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded" (Ps. 22:5). Let us also pray after their example, that like them we too may be heard. Those men, on the contrary, absurdly argue that none will be heard but those who have been heard already. How much better does James argue, "Elias was a man subject to like passions
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come! The day has arrived! Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller grieve, for my wrath is on the whole crowd.

Luke 21:19
Stand firm, and you will win life.

John 21:22
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me."

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

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

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

1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?

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