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.
This volume in the Old Testament Library series was written by Gerhard von Rad.
The Old Testament Library (OTL) is a series of commentaries and general studies specifically designed for use by students, pastors, and teachers. Perhaps the most significant and enduring series in the field, the OTL presents a critically informed, theological reading of the Old Testament. The editorial advisory board consists of Carol A. Newsom, David L. Petersen, and William P. Brown.