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Patience vs. Endurance: What is the difference?

Patience has a greater focus on our response to wrongs committed against us.

Endurance has a greater focus on our response to bad circumstances and to the trials of life.

[The following comparisons, taken from New Testament Greek reference books, are also included in the two studies about these character traits.]

Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon:

Vine's Expository Dictionary of N.T. Words:

Both of these words are found in 1 Corinthians 13, the chapter which gives us a rather extensive description of what "love" is all about.



See also: Patience and Self-Control - vs. - Anger, Rage and Revenge

Dennis Hinks © 2004
"Thayer's" and "Vine's" are both public domain.