Romans 5:4
New International Version
perseverance, character; and character, hope.

New Living Translation
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

English Standard Version
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Berean Study Bible
perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Berean Literal Bible
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

King James Bible
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

New King James Version
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

New American Standard Bible
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

NASB 1995
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

NASB 1977
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

Amplified Bible
and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].

Christian Standard Bible
endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.

American Standard Version
and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And patience, experience and experience, hope,

Contemporary English Version
And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope

Douay-Rheims Bible
And patience trial; and trial hope;

English Revised Version
and patience, probation; and probation, hope:

Good News Translation
endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
endurance creates character, and character creates confidence.

International Standard Version
endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

Literal Standard Version
and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;

NET Bible
and endurance, character, and character, hope.

New Heart English Bible
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

Weymouth New Testament
fortitude, ripeness of character; and ripeness of character, hope;

World English Bible
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

Young's Literal Translation
and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Triumph of Faith
3Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.…

Cross References
Luke 21:19
By your patient endurance you will gain your souls.

Philippians 2:22
But you know Timothy's proven worth, that as a child with his father he has served with me to advance the gospel.

Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.


Treasury of Scripture

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

patience.

Romans 15:4
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God…

2 Corinthians 4:8-12
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; …

and experience.

Joshua 10:24,25
And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them…

1 Samuel 17:34-37
And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: …

Psalm 27:2,3
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell…









(4) Experience.--"Approvedness," the quality of being tried and approved. The result of patient endurance is to test, confirm, and refine the better elements of faith. Out of this, in its turn, grows hope. Hope began and ends the circle. It is the knowledge of what is in store for him that, in the first instance, nerves the Christian to endure; and that endurance, being prolonged, gives him the steady, calm assurance no longer of the novice but of the veteran.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
perseverance,
ὑπομονὴ (hypomonē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

character;
δοκιμήν (dokimēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1382: A trial, proof; tried, approved character. From the same as dokimos; test; by implication, trustiness.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

character,
δοκιμὴ (dokimē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1382: A trial, proof; tried, approved character. From the same as dokimos; test; by implication, trustiness.

hope.
ἐλπίδα (elpida)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.


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