JAMES 5:11

“patience of Job”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

With the famous phrase the “patience of Job”, James immortalizes Job's ability to withstand suffering in the scripture of the New Testament.

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“Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.”

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James 5:11 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! Behold
we count μακαρίζομεν To beatify, i.e., pronounce (or esteem) fortunate count
them τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
happy μακαρίζομεν To beatify, i.e., pronounce (or esteem) fortunate happy
which endure. ὑπομένοντας· To stay under (behind), i.e., remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e., bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere endure
Ye have heard ἠκούσατε To hear (in various senses) heard
of ὑπομονὴν Cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy of
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
patience ὑπομονὴν Cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy patience
of Job, Ἰὼβ Job, a patriarch Job
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
have seen εἴδετε Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know seen
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
end τέλος Properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e., (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid) end
of the Lord; κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord κύριος Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
very pitiful, πολύσπλαγχνός Extremely compassionate very pitiful
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of tender mercy. οἰκτίρμων Compassionate tender mercy

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  • 9  Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

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

  • 11  Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

  • 12  But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

  • 13  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.




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