Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

New American Standard Bible

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

King James Version

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Holman Bible

Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

International Standard Version

Or are you unaware of his rich kindness, forbearance, and patience, that it is God's kindness that is leading you to repent?

A Conservative Version

Or do thou despise the wealth of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God guides thee to repentance?

American Standard Version

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Amplified

Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repent ( to change your mind and inner man to accept God's will)?

An Understandable Version

Or, do you despise the abundance of God's kindness and tolerance and patience [toward you], not realizing that His kindness is intended to cause you to repent? [i.e., to change your hearts and lives].

Anderson New Testament

Or, do you despise the riches of his goodness, and his forbearance, and his long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Bible in Basic English

Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart?

Common New Testament

Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Daniel Mace New Testament

or do you despise the riches of his kindness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not considering that the kindness of God invites you to repentance?

Darby Translation

or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

Godbey New Testament

Do you look with contempt upon the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God is leading you to repentance?

Goodspeed New Testament

Do you think so lightly of his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience, and fail to see that God's kindness ought to induce you to repent?

John Wesley New Testament

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Or dost thou despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, ignoring that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

Julia Smith Translation

Or the abundance of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering dos thou despise; not knowing that the goodness of God brings thee to repentance?

King James 2000

Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or do you despise the wealth of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Modern King James verseion

Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and the forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience, and long sufferance? And rememberest not how that the kindness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Moffatt New Testament

Or are you slighting all his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience? Do you not know his kindness is meant to make you repent?

Montgomery New Testament

Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and long patience? Do you not know that the kindness of God is leading you to repentance?

NET Bible

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?

New Heart English Bible

Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Noyes New Testament

Or dost thou despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God is leading thee to repentance?

Sawyer New Testament

or do you despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to a change of mind?

The Emphasized Bible

Or, the riches of his kindness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, dost thou despise, - not knowing that, the kindness of God, unto repentance, is leading thee?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Or despisest thou the riches of his kindness and patience and long-suffering, ignorant that this goodness of God is leading thee to repentance?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Or do you think lightly of his abundant kindness, patience, and forbearance, not realizing that his kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Webster

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Weymouth New Testament

Or is it that you think slightingly of His infinite goodness, forbearance and patience, unaware that the goodness of God is gently drawing you to repentance?

Williams New Testament

Do you think so little of the riches of God's kindness, forbearance, and patience, not conscious that His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Worrell New Testament

Or, do you despise the riches of His kindness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God is leading you to repentance?

Worsley New Testament

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Youngs Literal Translation

or the riches of His goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, dost thou despise? -- not knowing that the goodness of God doth lead thee to reformation!

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

despisest thou
καταφρονέω 
Kataphroneo 
Usage: 6

the riches
πλοῦτος 
Ploutos 
Usage: 19

of his

Usage: 0

χρηστότης 
Chrestotes 
Usage: 10

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀνοχή 
Anoche 
Usage: 2

μακροθυμία 
Makrothumia 
Usage: 14

not knowing
G50
ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the goodness
χρηστός 
Chrestos 
Usage: 4

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

G71
ἄγω 
Ago 
bring, lead, go, bring forth, , vr bring
Usage: 55

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 2:4

Images Romans 2:4

Context Readings

The Righteous And Impartial Judgment Of God

3 Do you think this, O man who judges those who practice such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God;


Cross References

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,

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 3:25

whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Romans 9:22-23

What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction,

Ephesians 1:7

in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Ephesians 1:18

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:7

that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;

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;

Romans 10:12

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him.

Romans 11:33

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Philippians 4:19

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:27

to whom God was pleased to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

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.

Numbers 14:18

'Yahweh is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and that will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.'

Job 33:27-30

He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn't profit me.

Psalm 10:11

He says in his heart, "God has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it."

Psalm 78:38

But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, and didn't stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 86:5

For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.

Psalm 86:15

But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.

Psalm 104:24

Yahweh, how many are your works! In wisdom have you made them all. The earth is full of your riches.

Psalm 130:3-4

If you, Yah, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Isaiah 63:7-10

I will make mention of the loving kindnesses of Yahweh, [and] the praises of Yahweh, according to all that Yahweh has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.

Jeremiah 3:12-13

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says Yahweh; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says Yahweh. 'I will not keep [anger] forever.

Jeremiah 3:22-23

Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.

Jeremiah 7:10

and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered; that you may do all these abominations?

Ezekiel 12:22-23

Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Ezekiel 16:63

that you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more, because of your shame, when I have forgiven you all that you have done, says the Lord Yahweh.

Hosea 3:5

Afterward the children of Israel shall return, and seek Yahweh their God, and David their king, and shall come with trembling to Yahweh and to his blessings in the last days.

Jonah 4:2

He prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please, Yahweh, wasn't this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.

Matthew 24:48-49

But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'

Luke 15:17-19

But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!

Luke 19:5-8

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."

Romans 6:1

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 6:15

What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be!

Romans 11:22

See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

Ephesians 2:4

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

Ephesians 3:16

that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;

1 Timothy 6:17

Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;

Titus 3:4-6

But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts,

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.

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