15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with (A)patience.[a]

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  1. Luke 8:15 endurance

15 But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word [a]with a good and virtuous heart, and hold it firmly, and produce fruit with [b]perseverance.

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  1. Luke 8:15 Or in
  2. Luke 8:15 Or endurance

15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.

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15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

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15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

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(A)knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

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  1. James 1:3 endurance or perseverance
  2. James 1:4 mature

knowing that (A)the testing of your (B)faith produces [a](C)endurance. And let [b](D)endurance have its perfect [c]result, so that you may be [d](E)perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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  1. James 1:3 Or steadfastness
  2. James 1:4 Or steadfastness
  3. James 1:4 Lit work
  4. James 1:4 Or mature

Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.

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because you know that the testing of your faith(A) produces perseverance.(B) Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature(C) and complete, not lacking anything.

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Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

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so that (A)we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God (B)for your patience and faith (C)in all your persecutions and [a]tribulations that you endure, which is (D)manifest[b] evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, (E)for which you also suffer;

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 afflictions
  2. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 plain

As a result, we ourselves (A)speak proudly of you among (B)the churches of God for your [a]perseverance and faith [b](C)in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure. This is [c]a (D)plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be (E)considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you indeed are suffering.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 Or steadfastness
  2. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 Or during all
  3. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 Or proof of

Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure. This is a positive proof of the righteous judgment of God [a sign of His fair verdict], so that you will be considered worthy of His kingdom, for which indeed you are suffering.

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Therefore, among God’s churches we boast(A) about your perseverance and faith(B) in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.(C)

All this is evidence(D) that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy(E) of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

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So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

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And not only that, but (A)we also glory in tribulations, (B)knowing that tribulation produces [a]perseverance; (C)and perseverance, [b]character; and character, hope.

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  1. Romans 5:3 endurance
  2. Romans 5:4 approved character

(A)And not only this, but [a]we also (B)celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about (C)perseverance; and (D)perseverance, (E)proven character; and proven character, hope;

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  1. Romans 5:3 Lit we also boast; or let’s also boast

And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].

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Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings,(A) because we know that suffering produces perseverance;(B) perseverance, character; and character, hope.

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  1. Romans 5:3 Or let us

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

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19 By your patience possess your souls.

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