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Reference: Longsuffering


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

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