'Patience' in the Bible
Therefore, the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why do you find fault with me? Why do you tempt the Lord and try His patience?
He called the place Massah [proof] and Meribah [contention] because of the faultfinding of the Israelites and because they tempted and tried the patience of the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?
Now, because that the salt of the palace is our salt, and the nakedness of the king we have no patience to see, therefore we have sent and made known to the king;
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should have patience?
where your ancestors challenged my authority, and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.
Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper, than capturing a city.
A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
Isaiah said, "Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they, they [the idols] are your lot; to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have offered a cereal offering. Should I be quiet in spite of all these things [and leave them unpunished -- "bearing them with patience]?
You know, Lord; remember me and take note of me. Avenge me against my persecutors. In Your patience, don't take me away. Know that I suffer disgrace for Your honor.
It has tried my patience; yet its thick rot is not removed from it. Subject its rot to the fire!
Does the family of Jacob say, 'The Lord's patience can't be exhausted -- he would never do such things'? To be sure, my commands bring a reward for those who obey them,
Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
"O unbelieving generation!" replied Jesus; "how long must I be with you? how long must I have patience with you? Bring the boy to me."
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Won't God avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exercises patience with them?
In your patience possess ye your souls.
[because] you are especially acquainted with both all the customs and controversial questions with respect to the Jews. Therefore I beg [you] to listen to me with patience.
Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life:
whom God purposed for reconciliation through faith in his blood for the manifestation of his righteousness, for the remission of sins that are past, by the patience of God,
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
And what if God, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath ready for destruction?
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did -- "and were killed by poisonous serpents;
Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
But the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of the Christ.
But I received mercy because of this, so that in me, the worst [of them], Christ Jesus might demonstrate the utmost patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Therefore I [am ready to] persevere and stand my ground with patience and endure everything for the sake of the elect [God's chosen], so that they too may obtain [the] salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with [the reward of] eternal glory.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
and thus, having had long patience, he got the promise.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Ye also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
Also, regard the patience of our Lord as [an opportunity for] salvation, just as our dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
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