Longsuffering (Noun and Verb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Longsuffering (Noun and Verb)

[ A-1,Noun,G3115, makrothumia ]
forbearance, patience, longsuffering" (makros, "long," thumos, "temper"), is usually rendered "longsuffering," Romans 2:4; Romans 9:22; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 1:11; Colossians 3:12; 1 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:10; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 3:15; "patience" in Hebrews 6:12; James 5:10. See PATIENCE, and Note under FORBEAR.

[ B-1,Verb,G3114, makrothumeo ]
akin to A, "to be patient, longsuffering, to bear with," lit., "to be long-tempered," is rendered by the verb "to be longsuffering" in Luke 18:7, RV (AV, "bear long"); in 1 Thessalonians 5:14, RV (AV, "be patient"); so in James 5:7-James 5:8; in 2 Peter 3:9, AV and RV, "is longsuffering. See BEAR, No. 14, ENDURE, PATIENT, SUFFER.

Note: "Longsuffering is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy, and is used of God, Exodus 34:6 (Sept.); Romans 2:4; 1 Peter 3:20. Patience is the quality that does not surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial; it is the opposite of despondency and is associated with hope, 1 Thessalonians 1:3; it is not used of God." * [* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 183,184.]

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