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King James Dictionary
1. The act of avoiding, shunning or omitting either the cessation or intermission of an act commenced, or a withholding from beginning an act. Liberty is the power of doing or forbearing an action, according as the doing or forbearance has a preference in the mind. The forbearance of sin is followed with satisfaction of mind.
2. Command of temper restraint of passions.
3. The exercise of patience long suffering indulgence towards those who injure us lenity delay of resentment or punishment.
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long suffering? Romans 2 .
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Forbearance'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/f/forbearance.html.