New International Version
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
King James Bible
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Darby Bible Translation
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love;
World English Bible
with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;
Young's Literal Translation
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With all lowliness - It is by acting as the apostle here directs that a man walks worthy of this high vocation; ταπεινοφροσυνη signifies subjection or humility of mind.
Meekness - The opposite to anger and irritability of disposition.
Long-suffering - Μακροθυμια· Long-mindedness - never permitting a trial or provocation to get to the end of your patience.
Forbearing one another - Ανεχομενοι αλληλων· Sustaining one another - helping to support each other in all the miseries and trials of life: or, if the word be taken in the sense of bearing with each other, it may mean that, through the love of God working in our hearts, we should bear with each other's infirmities, ignorance, etc., knowing how much others have been or are still obliged to bear with us.
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LibraryJanuary 14. "Unto the Measure of the Stature of the Fulness of Christ" (Eph. Iv. 13).
"Unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Eph. iv. 13). God loves us so well that He will not suffer us to take less than His highest will. Some day we shall bless our faithful teacher, who kept the standard inflexibly rigid, and then gave us the strength and grace to reach it, and would not excuse us until we had accomplished all His glorious will. Let us be inexorable with ourselves. Let us mean exactly what God means, and have no discounts upon His promises or commandments. Let …
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The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
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