The Lord Will Be Gracious
18 Therefore the Lord owaits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he pexalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
qblessed are all those who wait for him.
9 uThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise vas some count slowness, but wis patient toward you, xnot wishing that any should perish, but ythat all should reach repentance.
15 And count lthe patience of our Lord as salvation, just as mour beloved brother Paul also wrote to you naccording to the wisdom given him,
21 I gave her time to repent, but vshe refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.