Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
Longsuffering - Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily provoked.
 
 
 
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1Co 13:4  Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, is not puffed up;
 
1Co 13:7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 
 
2Co 6:4  but in everything commending ourselves as ministers of God: in much endurance, in tribulations, in hardships, in distresses, 
 
Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
 
Eph 4:1-2  Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2  with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
 
Col 1:11  being strengthened with all power, according to the might of His glory, for all endurance and longsuffering with joy; 
 
Col 3:12  Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience; 13  forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone should have a complaint against any; just as Christ forgave you, so you also do.
 
1Ti 1:16  However, because of this I was shown mercy, so that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, as a pattern for those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. 
 
2Ti 3:10  You however have carefully followed my doctrine, lifestyle, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 
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2Ti 4:2  preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and teaching. 

PATIENCE, n. pa'shens. [L. patientia, from patior, to suffer.]

1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. Patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.

2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.

3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.

Have patience with me,and I will pay thee all. Mat 18.

4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.

He learnt with patience, and with meekness taught.

5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.

His rage was kindled and his patience gone.

6. Sufferance; permission. [Not used.]

7. A plant, a species of rumex of dock.
 
Longsuffering - long-suf´ẽr-ing (אפּים ארך, 'erekh 'appayim; μακροθυηία, makrothumı́a): The words 'erekh 'appayim, translated longsuffering, mean literally, “long of nose” (or “breathing”), and, as anger was indicated by rapid, violent breathing through the nostrils, “long of anger,” or “slow to wrath.” The adjective is applied to God (Exo_34:6 the King James Version, in the name of Yahweh as proclaimed to Moses; Num_14:18 the King James Version; Psa_86:15 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) “slow to anger,” which is also the translation in other places; the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) Neh_9:17; Psa_103:8; Psa_145:8; Pro_15:18; Pro_16:32; Joe_2:13; Jon_4:2; Nah_1:3); it is associated with “great kindness” and “plenteous in mercy.” The substantive occurs in Jer_15:15 : “Take me not away in thy longsuffering.” In Ecc_7:8, we have 'erekh rūaḥ, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) “patient in spirit.”

The word in the New Testament rendered “longsuffering,” makrothumia (once makrothuméō, “to be longsuffering”), which is the rendering of 'erekh 'appayim in the Septuagint, is literally, “long of mind or soul” (regarded as the seat of the emotions), opposed to shortness of mind or soul, irascibility, impatience, intolerance. It is attributed to God (Rom_2:4; Rom_9:22; 2Pe_3:9), of His bearing long with sinners and slowness to execute judgment on them. It is, therefore, one of “the fruits of the Spirit” in man (Gal_5:22) which Christians are frequently exhorted to cherish and show one toward the other (Eph_4:2; Col_1:11; Col_3:12, etc.); it belongs, Paul says, to the love, without which all else is nothing: “Love suffereth long (makrothumeı́), and is kind” (1Co_13:4); The verb makrothumeō is sometimes translated by “patience” (Mat_18:26, Mat_18:29, “Have patience with me”). Luk_18:7 has been variously rendered; the King James Version has “And shall not God avenge his own elect ... though he bear long with them”; the Revised Version (British and American) “and yet he is longsuffering over them,” the American Revised Version margin “and is he slow to punish on their behalf?” Weymouth (New Testament in Modern Speech) has “although he seems slow in taking action on their behalf,” which most probably gives the sense of the passage; in Jam_5:7, Jam_5:8 the verb occurs thrice, the King James Version “be patient,” “hath long patience”; the Revised Version (British and American) also translates by “patient”; this, however, as in Mat_18:26, Mat_18:29, seems to lose the full force of the Greek word. According to Trench (Synonyms of the New Testament, 189), the difference between hupomonḗ (“patience”) and makrothumia is that the latter word expresses patience in respect to persons, and the former in respect to things; hence, hupomonē is never ascribed to God; where He is called “the God of patience,” it is as He gives it to His servants and saints. But in Jam_5:7 it is used with reference to things, and in Col_1:11 it is associated with patience (compare Heb_6:12, Heb_6:15), suggesting patient endurance of trials and sufferings. In Col_1:11 it is also associated with “joy,” indicating that it is not a mere submissiveness, but a joyful acceptance of the will of God, whatever it may be. In The Wisdom of Solomon 15:1; Ecclesiasticus 5:4, we have “longsuffering” (makróthumos) ascribed to God; also in Ecclesiasticus 2:11, the Revised Version (British and American) “mercy.”

 
 
 
Patience
God, is the God of Rom_15:5; 
Rom 15:5  And may the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded toward one another according to Christ Jesus, 

Christ, an example of Isa_53:7; Act_8:32; Mat_27:14; 
Isa 53:7  He was oppressed, and He was afflicted; yet He opened not His mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. 
Act 8:32  And the content of the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so He opened not His mouth. 
Mat 27:14  And He did not answer him a word, so that the governor greatly marveled. 

Enjoined Tit_2:2; 2Pe_1:6; 
Tit 2:2  aged men to be temperate, sensible, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience. 
2Pe 1:6  and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness, 

Should have its perfect work Jam_1:4; 
Jas 1:4  But let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing. 

Trials of saints lead to Rom_5:3; Jam_1:3; 
Rom 5:3  And not only this, but we glory in afflictions also, knowing that afflictions work out patience, 
Jas 1:3  knowing that the trying of your faith works patience. 

PRODUCES
Experience Rom_5:4; 
Rom 5:4  and patience works out experience, and experience works out hope. 

Hope Rom_15:4; 
Rom 15:4  For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 

Suffering with, for well-doing, is acceptable with God 1Pe_2:20; 
1Pe 2:20  For what glory is it if you patiently endure while sinning and being buffeted? But if you suffer while doing good, and patiently endure, this is a grace from God. 

TO BE EXERCISED
Running the race set before us Heb_12:1; 
Heb 12:1  Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 

Bringing forth fruits Luk_8:15; 
Luk 8:15  But those on the good ground are the ones who, in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience. 

Well-doing Rom_2:7; Gal_6:9; 
Rom 2:7  indeed to those who with patience in good work are seeking for glory, and honor, and incorruptibility, everlasting life. 
Gal 6:9  But we should not lose heart in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint.

Waiting for God Psa_37:7; Psa_40:1; 
Psa 37:7  Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of him who practices wickedness.
Psa 40:1  To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for Jehovah; and He bowed down to me, and heard my cry. 

Waiting for Christ 1Co_1:7; 2Th_3:5; 
1Co 1:7  so that you come behind in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Th 3:5  And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ. 

Waiting for the hope of the gospel Rom_8:25; Gal_5:5; 
Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that which we do not see, then we wait for it with patience. 
Gal 5:5  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness out of faith. 

Waiting for God's salvation Lam_3:26; 
Lam 3:26  It is good that one should hope for the salvation of Jehovah, even in silence. 

Bearing the yoke Lam_3:27; 
Lam 3:27  It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 

Tribulation Luk_21:19; Rom_12:12; 
Luk 21:19  By your patience you will gain your souls. 
Rom 12:12  rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer, 

Necessary to the inheritance of the promises Heb_6:12; Heb_10:36; 
Heb 6:12  that you be not slothful, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 
Heb 10:36  For you have need of patience, so that after you have done the will of God you might receive the promise

Exercise, towards all 1Th_5:14; 
1Th 5:14  Now we exhort you, brothers, warn those who are unruly, comfort the faint-hearted, support the weak, be patient toward all. 

They who are in authority, should exercise Mat_18:26; Act_26:3; 
Mat 18:26  Then the servant fell down and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay you all. 
Act 26:3  you being especially expert in all customs and questions among the Jews. Therefore I beseech you to hear me patiently. 

Ministers should follow after 1Ti_6:11; 
1Ti 6:11  But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness.

Ministers approved by 2Co_6:4; 
2Co 6:4  but in everything commending ourselves as God's servants, in much patience, in troubles, in emergencies, in distresses, 

SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY
Godliness 2Pe_1:6; 
2Pe 1:6  and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness, 

Faith 2Th_1:4; Heb_6:12; Rev_13:10; 
2Th 1:4  so much so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which you endure. 
Heb 6:12  that you be not slothful, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Rev 13:10  He who leads into captivity will go into captivity. If anyone will kill with the sword, he must be killed by a sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 

Temperance 2Pe_1:6; 
2Pe 1:6  and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness, 

Long-suffering Col_1:11; 
Col 1:11  being empowered with all power, according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness, 

Joyfulness Col_1:11; 
Col 1:11  being empowered with all power, according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness, 

Saints strengthened to all Col_1:11; 
Col 1:11  being empowered with all power, according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness, 

Commended Ecc_7:8; Rev_2:2; Rev_2:3; 
Ecc 7:8  Better is the end of a thing than the beginning of it; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 
Rev 2:2  I know your works and your labor and your patience, and how you cannot bear those who are evil. And you tried those pretending to be apostles, and are not, and have found them liars. 
Rev 2:3  And you have borne, and have patience, and for My name's sake you have labored and have not faint

Illustrated Jam_5:7; 
Jas 5:7  Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and the latter rain. 

Exemplified Job Job_1:21; Jam_5:11; 
Job 1:21  And he said, I came naked out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. Jehovah gave, and Jehovah has taken away. Blessed be the name of Jehovah. 
Jas 5:11  Behold, we count blessed those who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is full of pity and of tender mercy. 

Simeon Luk_2:25; 
Luk 2:25  And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. And this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel. And the Holy Spirit was on him.

Paul 2Ti_3:10; 
2Ti 3:10  But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, 

Abraham Heb_6:15; 
Heb 6:15  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 

Prophets Jam_5:10; 
Jas 5:10  My brothers, take the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering ill, and of patience. 

John Rev_1:9; 
Rev 1:9  I, John, who also am your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island that is called Patmos, for the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.