THE JUDGE IS ALREADY TO BE SEEN WAITING AT THE GATES.
Do not make complaints against one another, brothers, so as not to be brought to judgement yourselves; the Judge is already to be seen waiting at the gates. For your example, brothers, in submitting with patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord; remember it is those who had endurance that we say are the blessed ones. You have heard of the patience of Job, and understood the Lord’s purpose, realising that the Lord is kind and compassionate.
Above all, my brothers, do not swear by heaven or by the earth, or use any oaths at all. If you mean “yes”, you must say “yes”; if you mean “no”, say “no”. Otherwise you make yourselves liable to judgement.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.