‘At this the servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and I will pay back everything.” (ESV)
So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’
‘His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, “Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.” (ESV)
So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?(ESV)
And will not God give justice to his elect who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realising that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
do you presume
on the riches
of his kindness and forbearance and patience
not knowing that God’s kindness
is meant to lead you to repentance
What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath – prepared for destruction?
What if God
his wrath and
to make known his power
, has endured with much patience vessels
of wrath prepared for destruction
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
does not envy or boast
; it is not arrogant
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
by purity knowledge
, kindness the Holy Spirit genuine love
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
of the Spirit is love
, patience kindness
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
with all humility and gentleness
, with patience bearing
with one another in love
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
May you be strengthened with all power
, according to his glorious might
, for all endurance and patience with joy
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Put on then
, as God’s chosen ones
, holy and beloved compassionate hearts kindness humility
, and patience
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
we urge you
the idle encourage
the fainthearted help
be patient with
But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.
I received mercy
for this reason
, that in me
, as the foremost
, Jesus Christ might display
his perfect patience
as an example to
those who were
to believe in him for eternal life
You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
, have followed my teaching
, my conduct
, my aim in life
, my faith
, my patience
, my love
, my steadfastness
preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.
; be ready
and out of season
, and exhort
, with complete patience and teaching
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
so that you may not be sluggish
, but imitators
of those who through faith and patience inherit
And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
Abraham, having patiently waited
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.
of the Lord
how the farmer waits
for the precious fruit
of the earth
, being patient about it
the early and
the late rains
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
, be patient
. Establish your hearts
of the Lord
is at hand
Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
As an example
of suffering and patience
the prophets who spoke in
of the Lord
to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,
because they formerly
did not obey
, when God’s patience waited in
, while the ark
was being prepared
, in which a few
, that is
, eight persons
, were brought safely through water
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
is not slow
to fulfill his promise as some count slowness
is patient toward you not wishing
should reach repentance
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom that God gave him.
of our Lord
, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote
to you according to
the wisdom given him
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