'Forbearing' in the Bible
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone,
because of this also, I, no longer forbearing, did send to know your faith, lest he who is tempting did tempt you, and in vain might be our labour.
not addicted to wine, not a bully nor quick-tempered and hot-headed, but gentle and considerate, free from the love of money [not greedy for wealth and its inherent power—financially ethical].
And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;
to slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone.