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James 5:10

    James 5:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take as an example of pain nobly undergone and of strength in trouble, the prophets who gave to men the words of the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.

    Clarke's Commentary on James 5:10

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on James 5:10

    Take, my brethren, the prophets - That is, in your trials and persecutions. To encourage them to the exercise of patience, he points them to the example of those who had trod the same thorny path before them. The prophets were in general a much persecuted race of men; and the argument on which the apostle relies from their example is this:

    (1) that if the prophets were persecuted and tried, it may be expected that other good men will be;

    (2) that they showed such patience in their trials as to be a model for us.

    An example of suffering affliction - That is, they showed us how evils are to be borne.

    Wesley's Notes on James 5:10

    5:10 Take the prophets for an example - Once persecuted like you, even for speaking in the name of the Lord. The very men that gloried in having prophets yet could not bear their message: nor did either their holiness or their high commission screen them from suffering.