Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

General references

Bible References

Is not

Isaiah 46:13
I bring near my righteousness: it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.
Luke 18:7
And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto him, though he bears long with them?
Hebrews 10:37
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

But is

2 Peter 3:15
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
Exodus 34:6
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.
Isaiah 30:18
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Romans 9:22
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
1 Timothy 1:16
But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for an example to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1 Peter 3:20
Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

Not willing

Exodus 18:23
If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
Exodus 32:32
Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written.
Exodus 33:11
And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

But that

Romans 2:4
Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Revelation 2:21
And I gave her time to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

General references

Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
Luke 5:32
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.