Feb
2013

The Greek word anechomai

Found more than a dozen times in the New Testament, the Greek verb “anechomai” meant “tolerate,” “forbear,” or “suffer” (be patient).  Jesus used this words at various times (Mt. 17:17Mt. 17:17
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17 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.

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; Mk. 9:19Mk. 9:19
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19 And he answereth them and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.

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; Lk. 9:41Lk. 9:41
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41 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? bring hither thy son.

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), but Paul was the most frequent user of this verb (1 Cor. 4:121 Cor. 4:12
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12 and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

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; 2 Cor. 11:1, 4, 19-202 Cor. 11:1, 4, 19-20
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11 1 Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with him. 19 For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves. 20 For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you captive, if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face.

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; Eph. 4:2Eph. 4:2
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2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

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; Col. 3:13Col. 3:13
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13 forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:

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; 2 Thess. 1:4; 22 Thess. 1:4; 2
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4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 2 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand; 3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 9  even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 whereunto he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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Tim. 4:3; Heb. 13:22Heb. 13:22
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22 But I exhort you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written unto you in few words.

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.  The only other verses in the New Testament that contain this term are Acts 18:14Acts 18:14
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14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked villany, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

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; Heb. 13:22Heb. 13:22
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22 But I exhort you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written unto you in few words.

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