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for -bâr´ans ( ἀνοχή , anochḗ ): "Forbearance" (anochē , "a holding back") is ascribed to God (Romans 2:4 , "the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering"; Romans 3:25 the Revised Version (British and American), "the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God," the King James Version "remission" (margin "passing over") of sins, that are past, through the forbearance of God"); in Philippians 4:5 , tó epieikés is translated by the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance," margin "gentleness"; it is a Christian grace in likeness to God. "Forbearing" (The King James Version, margin) is substituted by the Revised Version (British and American) for "patient" (anexı́kakos , "holding up under evil") in 2 Timothy 2:24 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Forbearance'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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