For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…
1. A lesson book of instruction.
2. A school of patience.
3. A well-spring of comfort.
4. A solid foundation of hope.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.