Patience in Suffering
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
g My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and h patience.
Indeed i we count them blessed who j endure. You have heard of k the perseverance of Job and seen l the end intended by the Lord - that m the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
But above all, my brethren, n do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into judgment.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
And he said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.
In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
And the LORD restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
'The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.'
Matthew 5:34 - 37
But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne.