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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Longsuffering (Noun and Verb)

Dictionaries :: Longsuffering (Noun and Verb)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3115 Greek: makrothumia

Longsuffering (Noun and Verb):

"forbearance, patience, longsuffering" (makros, "long," thumos, "temper"), is usually rendered "longsuffering," Rom 2:4; 9:22; 2Cr 6:6; Gal 5:22; Eph 4:2; Col 1:11; 3:12; 1Ti 1:16; 2Ti 3:10; 4:2; 1Pe 3:20; 2Pe 3:15; "patience" in Hbr 6:12 and Jam 5:10.
See PATIENCE, and Note under FORBEAR.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3114 Greek: makrothumeo

Longsuffering (Noun and Verb):

akin to A, "to be patient, longsuffering, to bear with," lit., "to be long-tempered," is rendered by the verb "to be longsuffering" in Luk 18:7, RV (AV, "bear long"); in 1Th 5:14, RV (AV, "be patient"); so in Jam 5:7, 8; in 2Pe 3:9, AV and RV, "is longsuffering.

Note: "Longsuffering is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy, and is used of God, Exd 34:6 (Sept.); Rom 2:4; 1Pe 3:20. Patience is the quality that does not surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial; it is the opposite of despondency and is associated with hope, 1Th 1:3; it is not used of God." *
[* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 183, 184.]


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