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Rom. 2:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Or
e (Greek #2228)
disjunctive, or; comparative, than
KJV usage: and, but (either), (n-)either, except it be, (n-)or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially 2235, 2260, 2273.
Pronounce: ay
Origin: a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms
despisest thou
kataphroneo (Greek #2706)
to think against, i.e. disesteem
KJV usage: despise.
Pronounce: kat-af-ron-eh'-o
Origin: from 2596 and 5426
the riches
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ploutos (Greek #4149)
wealth (as fulness), i.e. (literally) money, possessions, or (figuratively) abundance, richness, (specially), valuable bestowment
KJV usage: riches.
Pronounce: ploo'-tos
Origin: from the base of 4130
g of his
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
goodness
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
chrestotes (Greek #5544)
usefulness, i.e. morally, excellence (in character or demeanor)
KJV usage: gentleness, good(-ness), kindness.
Pronounce: khray-stot'-ace
Origin: from 5543
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
forbearance
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anoche (Greek #463)
self-restraint, i.e. tolerance
KJV usage: forbearance.
Pronounce: an-okh-ay'
Origin: from 430
i and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
longsuffering
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
makrothumia (Greek #3115)
longanimity, i.e. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude
KJV usage: longsuffering, patience.
Pronounce: mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah
Origin: from the same as 3116
k; not knowing
agnoeo (Greek #50)
not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by implication, to ignore (through disinclination)
KJV usage: (be) ignorant(-ly), not know, not understand, unknown.
Pronounce: ag-no-eh'-o
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3539
that
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
the goodness
chrestos (Greek #5543)
employed, i.e. (by implication) useful (in manner or morals)
KJV usage: better, easy, good(-ness), gracious, kind.
Pronounce: khrase-tos'
Origin: from 5530
of God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
leadeth
ago (Greek #71)
properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce
KJV usage: be, bring (forth), carry, (let) go, keep, lead away, be open.
Pronounce: ag'-o
Origin: a primary verb
l thee
se (Greek #4571)
thee
KJV usage: thee, thou, X thy house.
Pronounce: seh
Origin: accusative case singular of 4771
to
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
repentance
metanoia (Greek #3341)
(subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication, reversal (of (another's) decision)
KJV usage: repentance.
Pronounce: met-an'-oy-ah
Origin: from 3340
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despisest.
riches.
Rom. 9:23• 23and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory, (Rom. 9:23)
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Rom. 10:12• 12For there is no difference of Jew and Greek; for the same Lord of all is rich towards all that call upon him. (Rom. 10:12)
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Rom. 11:33• 33O depth of riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable his judgments, and untraceable his ways! (Rom. 11:33)
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Psa. 86:5• 5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee. (Psa. 86:5)
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Psa. 104:24• 24How manifold are thy works, O Jehovah! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. (Psa. 104:24)
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Eph. 1:7,18• 7in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to the riches of his grace;
18being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
(Eph. 1:7,18)
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Eph. 2:4,7• 4but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us,
7that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.
(Eph. 2:4,7)
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Eph. 3:8,16• 8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,
16in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man;
(Eph. 3:8,16)
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Phil. 4:19• 19But my God shall abundantly supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)
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Col. 1:27• 27to whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you the hope of glory: (Col. 1:27)
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Col. 2:2• 2to the end that their hearts may be encouraged, being united together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the full knowledge of the mystery of God; (Col. 2:2)
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1 Tim. 6:17• 17Enjoin on those rich in the present age not to be high-minded, nor to trust on the uncertainty of riches; but in the God who affords us all things richly for our enjoyment; (1 Tim. 6:17)
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Titus 3:4‑6• 4But when the kindness and love to man of our Saviour God appeared,
5not on the principle of works which have been done in righteousness which *we* had done, but according to his own mercy he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
6which he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
(Titus 3:4‑6)
forbearance.
Rom. 3:25• 25whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect of the passing by the sins that had taken place before, through the forbearance of God; (Rom. 3:25)
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Rom. 9:22• 22And if God, minded to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fitted for destruction; (Rom. 9:22)
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Ex. 34:6• 6And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah *God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth, (Ex. 34:6)
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Num. 14:18• 18Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation. (Num. 14:18)
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Psa. 78:38• 38But he was merciful: he forgave the iniquity, and destroyed them not; but many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his fury: (Psa. 78:38)
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Psa. 86:15• 15But thou, Lord, art a *God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth. (Psa. 86:15)
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Isa. 30:18• 18And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. (Isa. 30:18)
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Isa. 63:7‑10• 7I will record the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah, the praises of Jehovah, according to all that Jehovah hath bestowed upon us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel which he hath bestowed upon them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses.
8And he said, They are indeed my people, children that will not lie; and he became their Saviour.
9In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them and carried them all the days of old.
10But they rebelled and grieved his holy Spirit: and he turned to be their enemy; himself, he fought against them.
(Isa. 63:7‑10)
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Jonah 4:2• 2And he prayed unto Jehovah, and said, Ah, Jehovah, was not this my saying when I was yet in my country? Therefore I was minded to flee at first unto Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious *God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. (Jonah 4:2)
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1 Tim. 1:16• 16But for this reason mercy was shewn me, that in me, the first, Jesus Christ might display the whole long-suffering, for a delineation of those about to believe on him to life eternal. (1 Tim. 1:16)
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1 Peter 3:20• 20heretofore disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was preparing, into which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water: (1 Peter 3:20)
goodness.
Job 33:27‑30• 27He will sing before men, and say, I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it hath not been requited to me;
28He hath delivered my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall see the light.
29Lo, all these things worketh *God twice, thrice, with man,
30To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
(Job 33:27‑30)
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Psa. 130:3‑4• 3If thou, Jah, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand?
4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
(Psa. 130:3‑4)
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Isa. 30:18• 18And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. (Isa. 30:18)
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Jer. 3:12‑13,22‑23• 12Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah: I will not make my face dark upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah; I will not keep anger for ever.
13Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against Jehovah thy God, and hast turned thy ways hither and thither to the strangers under every green tree; and ye have not hearkened to my voice, saith Jehovah.
22--Return, backsliding children; I will heal your backslidings. … Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.
23Truly in vain is salvation looked for from the hills, and the multitude of mountains; truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.
(Jer. 3:12‑13,22‑23)
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Ezek. 16:63• 63that thou mayest remember, and be ashamed, and no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I forgive thee all that thou hast done, saith the Lord Jehovah. (Ezek. 16:63)
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Hos. 3:5• 5Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek Jehovah their God, and David their king; and shall turn with fear toward Jehovah and toward his goodness, at the end of the days. (Hos. 3:5)
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Luke 15:17‑19• 17And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and *I* perish here by famine.
18I will rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee;
19I am no longer worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
(Luke 15:17‑19)
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Luke 19:5‑8• 5And when he came up to the place, Jesus looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for to-day I must remain in thy house.
6And he made haste and came down, and received him with joy.
7And all murmured when they saw it, saying, He has turned in to lodge with a sinful man.
8But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I return him fourfold.
(Luke 19:5‑8)
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2 Peter 3:9,15• 9The Lord does not delay his promise, as some account of delay, but is longsuffering towards you, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
15and account the longsuffering of our Lord to be salvation; according as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him,
(2 Peter 3:9,15)
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Rev. 3:20• 20Behold, I stand at the door and am knocking; if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and sup with him, and he with me. (Rev. 3:20)
 (2 Peter 3:9). The delay of judgment should not be taken as a sign that God is indifferent to evil, but rather, as a sign of His longsuffering patience. (The Unrighteousness of Man: Romans 1:18-3:20 by B. Anstey)
 Re-pent, therefore, is to "re-think." Hence, repentance in a sinner is to have a change of mind about one's course of sin and the passing of his personal judgment on it. (The Unrighteousness of Man: Romans 1:18-3:20 by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

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or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

W. Kelly Translation

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Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?