Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to thee do I pray.
But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love,
preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday.
The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still."
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you; therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience,
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! [ (Psalms 27:15) Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD! ]