In the OT the RV uses this word only in Jer 15:15, where it is the translation of a phrase usually rendered 'slow to anger' (cf. Ex 34:6; Nu 14:18; Ps 86:15, in which passages AV has 'longsuffering').
In the NT 'longsuffering' is the usual tr of makrothumia and the corresponding verb. (The only exceptions are 'patience,' Heb 6:12; Jas 5:10; cf. vh. in Mt 18:25,29; Jas 5:7 f.; and adv. in Ac 26:3). The RV improves on AV by using 'longsuffering' in Lu 18:7; 1Th 5:14. The Gr. word means 'a long holding out of the mind before it gives room to action or passion
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
'The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
"So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.'
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Jews; therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.
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?
What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.