For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you warned them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you gave them into the hands of the neighbouring peoples.
you bore with
them and warned
them by your Spirit through
Yet they would not give ear
Therefore you gave
them into the hand
of the peoples
of the lands
‘What strength do I have, that I should still hope?
What prospects, that I should be patient?
is my strength
, that I should wait
is my end
, that I should be patient
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Whoever is slow
has great understanding
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife
but he who is slow
to anger quiets contention
Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Whoever is slow
is better than
and he who rules
his spirit than
he who takes
The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
and patience is better than pride.
is the end
of a thing than
and the patient
than the proud
‘At this the servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and I will pay back everything.”
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.”
So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
we are afflicted
, it is for your comfort and salvation
; and if
we are comforted
, it is for your comfort
you experience when
you patiently endure
the same sufferings that we suffer
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
with all humility and gentleness
, with patience
with one another in love
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
be patient with
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
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
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
, your brother and partner in
the tribulation and
the kingdom and
the patient endurance
that are in Jesus
, was on
the island called Patmos
of the word
of God and
I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.
“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
‘If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword they will be killed.’
This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.
is to be taken captive
, to captivity
; if anyone
is to be slain with
the sword must
he be slain
. Here is
a call for the endurance and faith
of the saints
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
a call for the endurance
of the saints
, those who keep
of God and
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