Self-control; calmness; temporhyateness (Philippians 4:5). The underlying Greek term is used in parallel with kindness (2 Maccabees 9:27). Modern translations read forbearance (RSV), forbearing spirit (NAS), gentleness (NIV, NRSV), and “consideration of others” (REB).
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