Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:
and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in
confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory
and honor and immortality, eternal life:
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience; And
patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad
in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye
might receive the promise.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the
husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long
patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the
Lord draweth nigh.
1 Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall
take it patiently?
but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is
acceptable with God.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from
the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them
that dwell upon the earth.
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