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Scripture Gal. : 

Gal 5:22 ButG1161 theG3588 fruitG2590 of theG3588 SpiritG4151 isG2076 love,G26 joy,G5479 peace,G1515 longsuffering,G3115 gentleness,G5544 goodness,G19 faith,G4102 Gal 5:23 Meekness,G4236 temperance:G1466 againstG2596 suchG5108 there isG2076 noG3756 law.G3551 G3115 Μακροθυμία makrothumia mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah From the same as G3116; longanimity, that is, (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude: - longsuffering, patience. G3116 Μακροθυμώς makrothumōs mak-roth-oo-moce' Adverb of a compound of G3117 and G2372; with long (enduring) temper, that is, leniently: - patiently. Scripture Gal.

Strong’s Greek words ‘patience’ : 

H347 'îyôb ee-yobe' From H340; hated (that is, persecuted); Ijob, the patriarch famous for his patience: - Job. H860 'âthôn aw-thone' Probably from the same as H386 (in the sense of patience); a female ass (from its docility): - (she) ass. H7663 śâbar shâbar saw-bar', shaw-bar' The second form being used erroneously in Neh_2:13, Neh_2:15; a primitive root; to scrutinize; by implication (of watching) to expect (with hope and patience): - hope, tarry, view, wait. G3114 Μακροθυμέω makrothumeō mak-roth-oo-meh'-o From the same as G3116; to be long spirited, that is, (objectively) forbearing or (subjectively) patient: - bear (suffer) long, be longsuffering, have (long) patience, be patient, patiently endure. *** G3115 Μακροθυμία makrothumia mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah From the same as G3116; longanimity, that is, (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude: - longsuffering, patience. G4327 Προσδέχομαι prosdechomai pros-dekh'-om-ahee From G4314 and G1209; to admit (to intercourse, hospitality, credence or (figuratively) endurance); by implication to await (with confidence or patience): - accept, allow, look (wait) for, take.   G5254 ὑπέχω hupechō hoop-ekh'-o From G5259 and G2192; to hold oneself under, that is, endure with patience: - suffer. *** G5281 ὑπομονή hupomonē hoop-om-on-ay' From G5278; cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy: - enduring, patience, patient continuance (waiting). Strong’s Greek words ‘patience’

Scriptures- keyword ‘patience’ : 

· Matthew 18:26So the attendant fell on his knees, begging him, Have patience ( G3114 ) with me and I will pay you everything.Matthew 18:25-27 (in Context) Matthew 18 (Whole Chapter) · Luke 8:15But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just ( noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience. ( G5281 )Luke 8:14-16 (in Context) Luke 8 (Whole Chapter) · Romans 2:4Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? ( G3115 ) Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repent ( to change your mind and inner man to accept God's will)?Romans 2:3-5 (in Context) Romans 2 (Whole Chapter) · Romans 8:25But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience ( 5281 ) and composure.Romans 8:24-26 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter) · Romans 9:22What if God, although fully intending to show [the awfulness of] His wrath and to make known His power and authority, has tolerated with much patience ( G3115 ) the vessels (objects) of [His] anger which are ripe for destruction?Romans 9:21-23 (in Context) Romans 9 (Whole Chapter) · 1 Corinthians 10:9We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did--and were killed by poisonous serpents;1 Corinthians 10:8-10 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 10 (Whole Chapter) Scriptures- keyword ‘patience’

Scriptures- ‘patience’ Cont’d (AMP) : 

· 2 Corinthians 6:6By innocence and purity, knowledge and spiritual insight, longsuffering and patience, ( G3115 )kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love;2 Corinthians 6:5-7 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter) · Galatians 5:22But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (G3115 ) (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,Galatians 5:21-23 (in Context) Galatians 5 (Whole Chapter) · Ephesians 4:2Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience ( G3115 ), bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another.Ephesians 4:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (Whole Chapter) · Colossians 1:11[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience ( G5281 ) (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,Colossians 1:10-12 (in Context) Colossians 1 (Whole Chapter) · Colossians 3:12Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience ( G3115 ) [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].Colossians 3:11-13 (in Context) Colossians 3 (Whole Chapter) · 2 Thessalonians 1:4And this is a cause of our mentioning you with pride among the churches (assemblies) of God for your steadfastness (your unflinching endurance and patience) ( G5281 )and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecutions and crushing distresses and afflictions under which you are holding up.2 Thessalonians 1:3-5 (in Context) 2 Thessalonians 1 (Whole Chapter) Scriptures- ‘patience’ Cont’d (AMP)

Scriptures-‘patience’ Cont’d (Amp) : 

· 2 Thessalonians 3:5May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience ( G5281 ) of Christ and in waiting for His return.2 Thessalonians 3:4-6 (in Context) 2 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter) · 1 Timothy 1:16But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience ( G3115 ) for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.1 Timothy 1:15-17 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter) · 1 Timothy 6:11But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience) ( G5281 ), and gentleness of heart.1 Timothy 6:10-12 (in Context) 1 Timothy 6 (Whole Chapter) · 2 Timothy 2:10Therefore I [am ready to] persevere and stand my ground ( endure KJV ) with patience and endure everything for the sake of the elect [God's chosen], so that they too may obtain [the] salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with [the reward of] eternal glory.2 Timothy 2:9-11 (in Context) 2 Timothy 2 (Whole Chapter) · 2 Timothy 3:10Now you have closely observed and diligently followed my teaching, conduct, purpose in life, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, ( G5281 )2 Timothy 3:9-11 (in Context) 2 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) · 2 Timothy 4:2Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience ( G3115 ) and teaching.2 Timothy 4:1-3 (in Context) 2 Timothy 4 (Whole Chapter) Scriptures-‘patience’ Cont’d (Amp)

Scriptures-’patience’ Cont’d (Amp) : 

· Titus 2:2Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience ( G5281 ) [of Christ].Titus 2:1-3 (in Context) Titus 2 (Whole Chapter) · Hebrews 3:9Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.Hebrews 3:8-10 (in Context) Hebrews 3 (Whole Chapter) Hebrews 10:36For you have need of steadfast patience ( G5281 ) and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.Hebrews 10:35-37 (in Context) Hebrews 10 (Whole Chapter) James 1:3Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. ( G5281 )James 1:2-4 (in Context) James 1 (Whole Chapter) James 1:4But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.James 1:3-5 (in Context) James 1 (Whole Chapter) James 5:10[As] an example of suffering and ill-treatment together with patience ( G3115 ), brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord [as His messengers].James 5:9-11 (in Context) James 5 (Whole Chapter) Scriptures-’patience’ Cont’d (Amp)

Scriptures-’patience’ Cont’d (Amp) : 

1 Peter 3:20[The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God's patience ( G3115 ) waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water.1 Peter 3:19-21 (in Context) 1 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter) 2 Peter 1:6And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance) ( G5281 ), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),2 Peter 1:5-7 (in Context) 2 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter) Revelation 3:10Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience ( G5281 ) with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.Revelation 3:9-11 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter) Revelation 13:10Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience ( G5281 ) and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God's people).Revelation 13:9-11 (in Context) Revelation 13 (Whole Chapter) Revelation 14:12Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness ( G5281 ) of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God's commandments and [their] faith in Jesus.Revelation 14:11-13 (in Context) Revelation 14 (Whole Chapter) Scriptures-’patience’ Cont’d (Amp)

Nave’s Topical : 

PATIENCE AGRICULTURE » Requires patience (James 5:7) ANGER » See PATIENCE GRACES » See PATIENCE LONGSUFFERING » See PATIENCE MINISTER, Christian » Patience of (James 5:10) SELF-CONTROL » See PATIENCE WAITING » With patience (Psalms 37:7;40:1) WAITING » The patience of saints often tested in (Psalms 69:3) GENTLENESS » EXHORTATIONS TO » See PATIENCE GLORIFYING GOD » Accomplished by » Patience in affliction (Isaiah 24:15) MEEKNESS » INSTANCES OF » See PATIENCE Nave’s Topical

Torrey’s Topical : 

· Afflictions Made Beneficial » In exercising our patience (Psalms 40:1; Romans 5:3; James 1:3; 1 Peter 2:20) · Faith » Trial of, works patience (James 1:3) · Fruits » To be waited for with patience (James 5:7) · Harvest, The » Patience required in waiting for (James 5:7) · Hope » Leads to patience (Romans 8:25; 1 Thessalonians 1:3) · Lamb, The » Of weak believers . (Patience of,) of the patience of Christ (Isaiah 53:7; Acts 8:32) · Waiting Upon God » The patience of saints often tried in (Psalms 69:3) · Agriculture or Husbandry » REQUIRES » Patience in waiting (James 5:7) · Glorifying God » ACCOMPLISHED BY » Patience in affliction (Isaiah 24:15) · Hope » OBTAINED THROUGH » Patience and comfort of the Scriptures (Romans 15:4) · Persecution » SAINTS SUFFERING, SHOULD » Exhibit patience (1 Corinthians 4:12) · Promises of God, The » ARE » Inherited through faith and patience (Hebrews 6:12,15;10:36) · Waiting Upon God » SHOULD BE » With patience (Psalms 37:7;40:1) Torrey’s Topical

Easton’s : 

Afflictions common to all (Job 5:7; 14:1; Ps. 34:19); are for the good of men (James 1:2, 3, 12; 2 Cor. 12:7) and the glory of God (2 Cor. 12:7-10; 1 Pet. 4:14), and are to be borne with patience by the Lord's people (Ps. 94:12; Prov. 3:12). They are all directed by God (Lam. 3:33), and will result in the everlasting good of his people (2 Cor. 4:16-18) in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:35-39).   Goodness of God a perfection of his character which he exercises towards his creatures according to their various circumstances and relations (Ps. 145:8, 9; 103:8; 1 John 4:8). Viewed generally, it is benevolence; as exercised with respect to the miseries of his creatures it is mercy, pity, compassion, and in the case of impenitent sinners, long-suffering patience; as exercised in communicating favour on the unworthy it is grace. "Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful." God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zeph. 3:17), and his goodness is incomprehensible by the finite mind (Rom. 11: 35, 36). "God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving." Easton’s

Easton’s Dictionary Cont’ : 

Job persecuted, an Arabian patriarch who resided in the land of Uz (q.v.). While living in the midst of great prosperity, he was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of sore trials that fell upon him. Amid all his sufferings he maintained his integrity. Once more God visited him with the rich tokens of his goodness and even greater prosperity than he had enjoyed before. He survived the period of trial for one hundred and forty years, and died in a good old age, an example to succeeding generations of integrity (Ezek. 14:14, 20) and of submissive patience under the sorest calamities (James 5:11). His history, so far as it is known, is recorded in his book. Timothy, Second Epistle to was probably written a year or so after the first, and from Rome, where Paul was for a second time a prisoner, and was sent to Timothy by the hands of Tychicus. In it he entreats Timothy to come to him before winter, and to bring Mark with him (comp. Phil. 2:22). He was anticipating that "the time of his departure was at hand" (2 Tim. 4:6), and he exhorts his "son Timothy" to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution (1:6-15), and to a faithful discharge of all the duties of his office (4:1-5), with all the solemnity of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead. Easton’s Dictionary Cont’

Conclusion : 

Patience involves steadfastness and endurance through tests, trials and adversities to our faith as this bible word studies shows. It is closely connected with tenacity and fortitude many times against all odds and something God develops in us through such life experiences. We are to learn endurance and perserverance and temperance- that is with good cheer- which does not come naturally. This ‘fruit of the spirit’ is like a trained inner muscle that develops over time in the faithful through exercise and we are told to never give up. At times the tests can be severe enough through persecutions and oppression or temptations to drive us to God so that we do not fail or cave in- but the Lord is faithful He says never to give us more than we can handle and in the end we develop fortitude and character full of integrity just like our Lord Jesus Christ if we belong to Him and obey Him come what may by faith and obedience. Conclusion :

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