Endurance, Patience, Perseverance…

This is a subsidiary post of The Deeds of the Flesh Versus the Fruit of the Spirit (“patience” is a “fruit of the spirit”)

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Likewise endure, endured, enduring.
Likewise patient, patiently.
Likewise persevere, persevering.

A synonym of these three terms would be steadfastness (see James 1:3 below).

I suppose there might be subtle distinctions between these terms, but they strike me, as least in general, as synonyms.

Matthew 24:13

Luke 21:19
Luke 21:19 KJV

Romans 2:4

Romans 5:3, 4  –  “we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope

Romans 12:12  –  “rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer

Romans 15:4  –  “through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope

1 Corinthians 13:4

1 Corinthians 13:7  –  The understood subject of “endures” is “love.”  Thus “love endures all things.

2 Corinthians 1:6

Galatians 5:22  –  “…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…”

Ephesians 6:18-20 – “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf…”  –  Unceasing Prayer

1 Timothy 4:16  –  “persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you”

2 Timothy 2:24, 25, 26  –  “…patient when wronged…”

Hebrews 6:11, 12  –  “…imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

Hebrews 10:36  –  “you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.”

Hebrews 11:27  –  “he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

Hebrews 12:1  –  “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”
Hebrews 12:2  –  “for the joy set before Him endured the cross”
Hebrews 12:3  – “consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself”

Hebrews 12:7  –  “It is for discipline that you endure

James 1:2, 3, 4  –  “…the testing of your faith produces endurance…”  –  An NASB margin note for “endurance” reads “Or steadfastness.”

James 5:8  –  God wants us to be patient; therefore, let us take nourishment for our hearts.

Revelation 13:10  –  “…Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.”

Revelation 14:12  –  “Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.”

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