New Living Translation
You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:8 Stablish your hearts - In faith and patience. For the coming of the Lord - To destroy Jerusalem. Is nigh - And so is his last coming to the eye of a believer.
LibraryA visit to the Harvest Field
Our subject, to-night, will involve three or four questions: How does the husbandman wait? What does he wait for? What is has encouragement? What are the benefits of his patient waiting? Our experience is similar to his. We are husbandmen, so we have to toil hard, and we have to wait long: then, the hope that cheers, the fruit that buds and blossoms, and verily, too, the profit of that struggle of faith and fear incident to waiting will all crop up as we proceed. I. First, then, HOW DOES THE HUSBANDMAN …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
"Be Ye Therefore Sober, and Watch unto Prayer. "
Our God of the Impossible
Yes, the time has come; the day is here! Buyers should not rejoice over bargains, nor sellers grieve over losses, for all of them will fall under my terrible anger.
By standing firm, you will win your souls.
Jesus replied, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me."
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you!
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