'Long-suffering' in the Bible
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
yea, they refuse to hearken, and have not remembered Thy wonders that Thou hast done with them, and harden their neck and appoint a head, to turn back to their service, in their rebellion; and Thou art a God of pardons, gracious, and merciful, long-suffering, and abundant in kindness, and hast not forsaken them.
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
The LORD is full of compassion and mercy; longsuffering, and of great goodness.
By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.
O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth!
And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and yet he is longsuffering over them?
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them, who through faith and long suffering inherited the promises.
Therefore be longsuffering, brethren, even to the arrival of the Lord. Behold, the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, being longsuffering for it, even till he should receive the early and late rain.
Be longsuffering, ye also; make your hearts firm: for the arrival of the Lord has drawn near.
Brethren, receive the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of suffering evil and longsuffering.
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
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