|The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering. – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
|Be ye … followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love. – The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. … If, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. … Christ … suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: … who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.