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 my righteousness near; [it is] not far. And my salvation will not delay; and I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel my glory."
Habakkuk 2:3
For [there is] yet a vision for the appointed time; it will give witness to the end, and it will not lie. If it tarries, wait for it, for it will surely come and not delay.
Luke 18:7
And will not God surely {see to it that justice is done} to his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, and will he delay toward them?
Hebrews 10:37
For yet "a very, very little [while], [and] the one who is coming will come and will not delay.

But is

2 Peter 3:15
And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him,
Exodus 34:6
And Yahweh passed over before him, and he proclaimed, "Yahweh, Yahweh, God, [who is] compassionate and gracious, {slow to anger}, and abounding with loyal love and faithfulness,
Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, [are] a compassionate and gracious God, {slow to anger} and abundant in loyal love and faithfulness.
Isaiah 30:18
Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him.
Romans 9:22
And [what] if God, wanting to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?
1 Timothy 1:16
But because of this I was shown mercy, in order that in me foremost, Christ Jesus might demonstrate his total patience, for an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life.
1 Peter 3:20
who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

Not willing

Exodus 18:23
If you will do this thing and God will command you, [then] you will be able to endure, and also each of the people will go to his home in peace."
Exodus 32:32
And now if you will forgive their sin--and if not, please blot me from your scroll that you have written."
Exodus 33:11
And Yahweh would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his neighbor. And he would return to the camp, and his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the middle of the tent.

But that

Romans 2:4
Or do you despise the wealth of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Revelation 2:21
And I have given her time in order to repent, and she did not want to repent from her sexual immorality.

General references

Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.
Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."