Bill Mounce

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μακροθυμία, -ας, ἡ
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patience, forbearance, internal and external control in a difficult circumstance, which control could exhibit itself by delaying an action
patience; patient enduring of evil, fortitude, Col. 1:11; Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 1:16; 1 Pet. 3:20; slowness of avenging injuries, long-suffering, forbearance, clemency, Rom. 2:4; 9:22; 2 Cor. 6:6; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 4:2; 2 Tim. 4:2; Jas. 5:10; patient expectation, 2 Tim. 3:10; Heb. 6:12; 2 Pet. 3:15*

Greek-English Concordance for μακροθυμία

Romans 2:4 Or do you hold in contempt the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience (makrothumias | μακροθυμίας | gen sg fem), not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to display his wrath and make known his power, has endured with great patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem) the objects of wrath prepared for destruction?
2 Corinthians 6:6 by purity, by knowledge, by patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem), by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love;
Galatians 5:22 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμία | nom sg fem), kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
Ephesians 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience (makrothumias | μακροθυμίας | gen sg fem), bearing with one another in love,
Colossians 1:11 being strengthened with all power being strengthened according to his glorious might, glorious his for the display of all endurance and patience (makrothumian | μακροθυμίαν | acc sg fem); while joyfully
Colossians 3:12 clothe yourselves with Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (makrothumian | μακροθυμίαν | acc sg fem).
1 Timothy 1:16 But for this reason I was shown mercy: so that in me as foremost Christ Jesus might display his complete patience (makrothumian | μακροθυμίαν | acc sg fem) as an illustration for those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
2 Timothy 3:10 But you followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem), my love, my steadfastness,
2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word. Be prepared when it is opportune or inopportune; confront, rebuke, exhort, with complete patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem) and teaching.
Hebrews 6:12 so that you will not be lazy, but imitators of those who by faith and perseverance (makrothumias | μακροθυμίας | gen sg fem) inherit the promises.
James 5:10 As an example of suffering and patience (makrothumias | μακροθυμίας | gen sg fem), brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
1 Peter 3:20 who once were disobedient when the patience (makrothumia | μακροθυμία | nom sg fem) of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was being built, in which a few, that is eight souls, were brought safely through water.
2 Peter 3:15 And consider the patience (makrothumian | μακροθυμίαν | acc sg fem) of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given to him,