Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

King James Version

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Holman Bible

endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.

International Standard Version

endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

A Conservative Version

and perseverance, character, and character, hope.

American Standard Version

and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope:


And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.

An Understandable Version

and endurance [produces God's] approval; and [His] approval [produces] hope.

Anderson New Testament

and patience, an approved character, and an approved character, hope;

Bible in Basic English

And waiting gives experience; and experience, hope:

Common New Testament

and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and probation, hope:

Darby Translation

and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;

Godbey New Testament

and endurance, approval; and approval, hope:

Goodspeed New Testament

and endurance, character, and character, hope,

John Wesley New Testament

knowing that tribulation worketh patience, And patience experience, and experience hope;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and patience, experience; and experience, hope;

Julia Smith Translation

And perseverance, proof; and proof, hope.

King James 2000

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and patient endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope,

Modern King James verseion

and patience works out experience, and experience works out hope.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

patience bringeth experience, experience bringeth hope,

Moffatt New Testament

endurance produces character, and character produces hope ??5 a hope which never disappoints us, since God's love floods our hearts through the holy Spirit which has been given to us.

Montgomery New Testament

and fortitude character, and character, hope??5 a hope which never disappoints us. For through the Holy Spirit who has given to us, the "brimming river of the love of God" has overflowed in our hearts.

NET Bible

and endurance, character, and character, hope.

New Heart English Bible

and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

Noyes New Testament

and endurance proof [of faith], and proof [of faith giveth] hope;

Sawyer New Testament

and patience, experience, and experience, hope;

The Emphasized Bible

And, our endurance, a testing, and, our testing, hope,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and patience, proof; and proof, hope;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For we know that trouble develops endurance, and endurance strength of character, and strength of character hope,


And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Weymouth New Testament

fortitude, ripeness of character; and ripeness of character, hope;

Williams New Testament

and endurance, tested character, and tested character, hope,

World English Bible

and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

Worrell New Testament

and patience, approval; and approval, hope;

Worsley New Testament

and patience experience,

Youngs Literal Translation

and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;


Root Form
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Usage: 2184

Usage: 26

Usage: 7
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but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

Prayers for Romans 5:4

Context Readings

Reconciliation With God Through Faith In Christ

3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Cross References

Psalm 42:4-5

These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

James 1:12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Joshua 10:24-25

When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, "Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came near and put their feet on their necks.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Psalm 27:2-3

When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 71:14

But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.

Psalm 71:18-24

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

2 Corinthians 6:9-10

as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,

2 Timothy 4:16-18

At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.

1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

1 Peter 5:10

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

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