Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
"The New Testament" is an accesible review of the literary and historical problems of the books of the New Testament, and a brief study of their theological content. Part One deals with the history of the New Testament text and discusses basic documents, families of texts, and the history of the printed text. Part Two furnishes brief introductions to the twenty-seven New Testament books, covering authorship, literary structure, and religious content. Part three deals with the formation of the New Testament canon.