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 am bringing my deliverance near, it is not far away; I am bringing my salvation near, it does not wait. I will save Zion; I will adorn Israel with my splendor."
Habakkuk 2:3
For the message is a witness to what is decreed; it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out. Even if the message is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; for it will certainly come to pass -- it will not arrive late.
Luke 18:7
Won't God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them?
Hebrews 10:37
For just a little longer and he who is coming will arrive and 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 given to him,
Exodus 34:6
The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness,
Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.
Isaiah 30:18
For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.
Romans 9:22
But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction?
1 Timothy 1:16
But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that in me as the worst, Christ Jesus could demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life.
1 Peter 3:20
after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through water.

Not willing

Exodus 18:23
If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people will be able to go home satisfied."
Exodus 32:32
But now, if you will forgive their sin, but if not, wipe me out from your book that you have written."
Exodus 33:11
The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, the way a person speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his servant, Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.

But that

Romans 2:4
Or do you have contempt for the wealth of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, and yet do not know that God's kindness leads you to repentance?
1 Timothy 2:4
since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Revelation 2:21
I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of 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."

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