7 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 waitingfor the autumn and spring rains.8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s comingis near.9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters,or you will be judged. The Judgeis standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophetswho spoke in the name of the Lord.11 As you know, we count as blessedthose who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseveranceand have seen what the Lord finally brought about.The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.