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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Toleration of an offense; patience.

2. (n.) The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

for-bar'-ans (anoche):

"Forbearance" (anoche, "a holding back") is ascribed to God (Romans 2:4, "the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering"; 3:25 the Revised Version (British and American), "the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God," the King James Version "remission" (margin "passing over") of sins, that are past, through the forbearance of God"); in Philippians 4:5, to epieikes is translated by the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance," margin "gentleness"; it is a Christian grace in likeness to God. "Forbearing" (The King James Version, margin) is substituted by the Revised Version (British and American) for "patient" (anexikakos, "holding up under evil") in 2 Timothy 2:24.

W. L. Walker

463. anoche -- a delaying, forbearance
... a delaying, forbearance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: anoche
Phonetic Spelling: (an-okh-ay') Short Definition: forbearance Definition ...
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3116. makrothumos -- with forbearance, patiently
... with forbearance, patiently. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: makrothumos
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-roth-oo-moce') Short Definition: patiently Definition ...
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3115. makrothumia -- patience, long-suffering
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: makrothumia Phonetic Spelling:
(mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah) Short Definition: patience, forbearance Definition: patience ...
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1932. epieikeia -- fairness, gentleness
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epieikeia Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-i'-ki-ah) Short Definition: considerateness, forbearance, fairness Definition ...
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4266. proginomai -- to happen before
... This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He
passed over the sins (4266 ); 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His ...
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Strong's Hebrew
639. aph -- a nostril, nose, face, anger
... anger NASB Word Usage anger (205), angry (2), angry* (5), before (2), breath (1),
countenance (1), double (1), face (15), faces (4), forbearance* (1), ground (1 ...
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753. orek -- length
... Word Origin from arak Definition length NASB Word Usage base (1), forbearance*
(1), forever* (1), forevermore* (1), high (1), length (59), long (29), so long ...
/hebrew/753.htm - 6k


His Forbearance with Unreasonable Men.
... The Life of the blessed emperor constantine, by eusebius pamphilus. Book
I. Chapter XLV."His Forbearance with Unreasonable Men. ...
/.../the life of constantine/chapter xlv his forbearance with unreasonable.htm

Of God, his Care and Anger.
... who represent God as immoveable, [1745] if any one had property, a house, a household
[1746] of slaves, and his slaves, despising the forbearance of their ...
/.../chap xvii of god his care.htm

A Certain Degree of Intemperance is to be Tolerated in the Case of ...
... [2117] [The Latin word for "permission" is venia, which also means "indulgence,"
"forbearance," "forgiveness;" and so the sins that may be forgiven are called ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 16 xiv a certain degree.htm

The Sermon of the Seasons
... summer and winter, and day and night, are to succeed each other in their perpetually
unchanging change, so long as the present reign of forbearance shall last. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 32 1886/the sermon of the seasons.htm

Philippians iv. 7-Apr
... Philippians iv. 4-7. Philippians iv.4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I will
say, Rejoice. Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. ...
/.../homily xiv philippians iv 7-apr.htm

Whether an Infusion of Grace is Required for the Remission of ...
... 2. Again, remission of guilt consists in divine forbearance to impute it, according
to Ps.32:2: "Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article two whether an infusion.htm

Of the Punishment of Faults, that it Cannot Take Place Without ...
... bailiff, said, "Wretch, I would have beaten you to death if I had not been angry."
They consider this to be a singular example of forbearance; but influenced ...
/.../chap xviii of the punishment of.htm

Attributes of Love.
... retaliation. It is properly and strictly forbearance under injurious treatment. ...
us. Forbearance is a sweet and amiable attribute. ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture xv attributes of love.htm

Whether the Parts of Fortitude are Suitably Assigned?
... i) reckons seven parts of fortitude, namely "magnanimity, confidence, security,
magnificence, constancy, forbearance, stability." Andronicus also reckons seven ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the parts of fortitude.htm

Christ's Lament Over Our Faithlessness
... And then again, here we get a glimpse into the depth of Christ's patient forbearance. ...
that endless forbearance is the only refuge and ground of hope we have. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture d/christs lament over our faithlessness.htm

Forbearance (9 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies;
long-suffering. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FORBEARANCE. ...
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Moderately (1 Occurrence)
... The Lord is at hand," the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance,"
margin "or gentleness"; compare 2 Corinthians 10:1. The proper meaning of this ...
/m/moderately.htm - 10k

Gentleness (17 Occurrences)
... the meekness and gentleness of Christ" (2 Maccabees 2:22 "favour," the Revised Version
(British and American) "forbearance"); chrestotes, "kindness ...
/g/gentleness.htm - 13k

Tolerance (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The capacity of enduring; forbearance
of the differences of others. 2. (n.) The endurance of the ...
/t/tolerance.htm - 7k

Patience (59 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped
for; forbearance. 3. (n.) Constancy in labor or application; perseverance. ...
/p/patience.htm - 27k

Mercy (467 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one
has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or ...
/m/mercy.htm - 43k

David (1052 Occurrences)
... Here Saul, who still pursued him with his army, narrowly escaped, through the generous
forbearance of David, and was greatly affected by what David had done ...
/d/david.htm - 93k

Forbear (24 Occurrences)

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Vigilance (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) Watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection. 2. (n.)
The quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness. ...
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Unpunished (24 Occurrences)
... atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness
through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance; (See NIV). ...
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Forbearance (9 Occurrences)

Acts 24:4
But--not to detain you too long--I beg you in your forbearance to listen to a brief statement from us.

Romans 2:4
Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 3:25
whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;

2 Corinthians 6:6
in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,
(See RSV)

Philippians 4:5
Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Hebrews 5:2
being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is clothed with infirmity;

2 Peter 3:15
And always regard the patient forbearance of our Lord as salvation, as our dear brother Paul also has written to you in virtue of the wisdom granted to him.

Proverbs 25:15
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 15:15
Thou, Thou hast known, O Jehovah, Remember me, and inspect me, And take vengeance for me of my pursuers, In Thy long-suffering take me not away, Know -- I have borne for Thee reproach.
(See RSV)



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