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Rom 5:4
And patience, experience - Patient endurance of trial produces experience.  The word rendered “experience” (δοκιμη?ν dokime?n) means trial, testing, or that thorough examination by which we ascertain the quality or nature of a thing, as when we test a metal by fire, or in any other way, to ascertain that it is genuine.  It also means approbations, or the result of such a trial; the being approved, and accepted as the effect of a trying process.  The meaning is, that long afflictions borne patiently show a Christian what he is; they test his religion, and prove that it is genuine.  Afflictions are often sent for this purpose, and patience in the midst of them shows that the religion which can sustain them is from God.

And experience, hope - The result of such long trial is to produce hope. They show that religion is genuine; that it is from God; and not only so, but they direct the mind onward to another world; and sustain the soul by the prospect of a glorious immortality there.  The various steps and stages of the benefits of afflictions are thus beautifully delineated by the apostle in a manner which accords with the experience of all the children of God. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
And patience, experience - Δο?κιμεν, Full proof, by trial, of the truth of our religion, the solidity of our Christian state, and the faithfulness of our God.  In such cases we have the opportunity of putting our religion to the test; and, by every such test, it receives the deeper sterling stamp.  The apostle uses here also a metaphor taken from the purifying, refining, and testing of silver and gold.

Experience, hope - For we thus calculate, that he who has supported us in the past will support us in those which may yet come; and as we have received so much spiritual profiting by means of the sufferings through which we have already passed, we may profit equally by those which are yet to come: and this hope prevents us from dreading coming trials; we receive them as means of grace, and find that all things work together for good to them that love God. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
 
"and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;" (NASB)
 
"And patience, experience; and experience, hope:" (KJV)
 
"And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation." (NLT)
 
"and endurance, character, and character, hope." (NET)

If we look upon the adversities of life as an opportunity for us to grow closer in our relationship with the Lord, we will begin to see ourselves in a true light.  In the midst of the pains of life we call out to Jesus! What would we be doing if life was pure bliss? Perhaps all manner of stuff. But in the midst of trials we are talking with Jesus.

For our present troubles are small and won't last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!  So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2Co 4:17-18)
 
For even Christ didn't live to please Himself. As the Scriptures say, "The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me."  Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us.  And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.  May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. (Rom 15:3-5)
 
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.  Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation!  For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you.  Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. (2Co 1:4-6)
 
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.  Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me."  God is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else.  Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.  These desires give birth to sinful actions.  And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (Jas 1:12-15)
 
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.  These trials will show that your faith is genuine.  It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.  So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (1Pe 1:6-7)
 
And patience experience,.... As tribulations tend to exercise and increase patience, so patience being exercised and increased, enlarges the saints' stock and fund of experience; of the love and grace of God communicated to them at such seasons; of his faithfulness in fulfilling his promises; of his power in supporting them; and of their own frailty and weakness; and so are taught humility, thankfulness, and resignation to the will of God:

and experience, hope; hope is a gift of God's grace, and is implanted in regeneration, but abounds, increases, and becomes more strong and lively by experience of the love, grace, mercy, power, and faithfulness of God. (Dr. John Gill)
Rom 5:4
And patience, experience - Patient endurance of trial produces experience.  The word rendered “experience” (δοκιμη?ν dokime?n) means trial, testing, or that thorough examination by which we ascertain the quality or nature of a thing, as when we test a metal by fire, or in any other way, to ascertain that it is genuine.  It also means approbations, or the result of such a trial; the being approved, and accepted as the effect of a trying process.  The meaning is, that long afflictions borne patiently show a Christian what he is; they test his religion, and prove that it is genuine.  Afflictions are often sent for this purpose, and patience in the midst of them shows that the religion which can sustain them is from God.

And experience, hope - The result of such long trial is to produce hope. They show that religion is genuine; that it is from God; and not only so, but they direct the mind onward to another world; and sustain the soul by the prospect of a glorious immortality there.  The various steps and stages of the benefits of afflictions are thus beautifully delineated by the apostle in a manner which accords with the experience of all the children of God. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
And patience, experience - Δο?κιμεν, Full proof, by trial, of the truth of our religion, the solidity of our Christian state, and the faithfulness of our God.  In such cases we have the opportunity of putting our religion to the test; and, by every such test, it receives the deeper sterling stamp.  The apostle uses here also a metaphor taken from the purifying, refining, and testing of silver and gold.

Experience, hope - For we thus calculate, that he who has supported us in the past will support us in those which may yet come; and as we have received so much spiritual profiting by means of the sufferings through which we have already passed, we may profit equally by those which are yet to come: and this hope prevents us from dreading coming trials; we receive them as means of grace, and find that all things work together for good to them that love God. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
 
"and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;" (NASB)
 
"And patience, experience; and experience, hope:" (KJV)
 
"And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation." (NLT)
 
"and endurance, character, and character, hope." (NET)

If we look upon the adversities of life as an opportunity for us to grow closer in our relationship with the Lord, we will begin to see ourselves in a true light.  In the midst of the pains of life we call out to Jesus! What would we be doing if life was pure bliss? Perhaps all manner of stuff. But in the midst of trials we are talking with Jesus.

For our present troubles are small and won't last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!  So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2Co 4:17-18)
 
For even Christ didn't live to please Himself. As the Scriptures say, "The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me."  Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us.  And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.  May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. (Rom 15:3-5)
 
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.  Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation!  For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you.  Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. (2Co 1:4-6)
 
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.  Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me."  God is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else.  Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.  These desires give birth to sinful actions.  And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (Jas 1:12-15)
 
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.  These trials will show that your faith is genuine.  It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.  So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (1Pe 1:6-7)
 
And patience experience,.... As tribulations tend to exercise and increase patience, so patience being exercised and increased, enlarges the saints' stock and fund of experience; of the love and grace of God communicated to them at such seasons; of his faithfulness in fulfilling his promises; of his power in supporting them; and of their own frailty and weakness; and so are taught humility, thankfulness, and resignation to the will of God:

and experience, hope; hope is a gift of God's grace, and is implanted in regeneration, but abounds, increases, and becomes more strong and lively by experience of the love, grace, mercy, power, and faithfulness of God. (Dr. John Gill)


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