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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8318 patience
8318 patience

8318 patience

The quality of forbearance and self-control which shows itself particularly in a willingness to wait upon God and his will. Believers are called upon to be patient in their expectations of God’s actions, and in their relationships with one another.

God’s patience

Ex 34:6-7; Ro 2:4 See also Ne 9:30; Isa 48:9; Isa 65:2; Joel 2:13; Jnh 4:2; Na 1:3; Ac 17:30; Ro 3:25; Ro 9:22; 1Pe 3:20; 2Pe 3:9

The patience of Jesus Christ

1Ti 1:16 See also Mt 17:17 pp Mk 9:19 pp Lk 9:41; Jn 14:9; 2Pe 3:15; Rev 2:21

Other examples of patience

2Th 1:4 the Thessalonian believers Abraham; Heb 6:15; Jas 5:11 Job The churches of Asia Minor: Rev 1:9; Rev 2:2

Patience is part of the fruit of the Spirit

Gal 5:22 See also Col 1:10-11

God’s people should exercise patience

Pr 19:11; Col 3:12 See also Pr 14:29; Pr 16:32; Pr 25:15; Mt 6:14-15; Mt 18:35

People who need particular patience

Christian leaders 2Ti 4:2 See also 2Ti 3:10

Christian masters Eph 6:9

Patience is necessary in church life

Eph 4:2 See also Ro 15:1; Col 3:13; 1Th 5:14

God’s word is to be received with patience

Heb 13:22 See also Pr 2:1-5; 2Ti 4:3

Patience is a characteristic of love

1Co 13:4

Patience is an aspect of faith and hope

Ps 33:20; Jas 5:7-8 David waits for the Lord to act on his behalf: Ps 5:2; Ps 27:14; Ps 37:7,34; Ps 38:15
Ps 119:166; Ps 130:5-6; Pr 20:22; Isa 8:17; Isa 30:18; La 3:24,26; Mic 7:7; Zep 3:8; Ac 1:4 Jesus Christ’s instructions to the apostles to wait for the Holy Spirit; Ro 8:25; Ro 12:12; Tit 2:13; Heb 6:12,15 the example of Abraham; Jas 5:10; Rev 6:11

See also

1095God, patience of
2060Christ, patience of
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5765attitudes to people

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