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 wait; and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.
Luke 18:7
Won't God avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exercises patience with them?
Hebrews 10:37
"In a very little while, he who comes will come, and will not wait.

But is

2 Peter 3:15
Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you;
Exodus 34:6
Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, "Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,
Psalm 86:15
But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.
Isaiah 30:18
Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.
Romans 9:22
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction,
1 Timothy 1:16
However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.
1 Peter 3:20
who before were disobedient, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ship was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

Not willing

Exodus 18:23
If you will do this thing, and God commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all of these people also will go to their place in peace."
Exodus 32:32
Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin -- and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written."
Exodus 33:11
Yahweh spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart out of the Tent.

But that

Romans 2:4
Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
Revelation 2:21
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

General references

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