- forbare used 3 times.
- forbear used 22 times.
- forbearance used twice.
- forbeareth used twice.
- forbearing used 5 times.
- forborn used once.
- First Reference: Exodus 23:5
- Last Reference: 1 Thessalonians 3:5
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1826 Used 1 time
- H2308 Used 18 times
- H2820 Used 1 time
- H4900 Used 1 time
- G4722 Used 2 times
- G5339 Used 1 time
FORBEAR, verb intransitive preterit tense forbore; participle passive forborne.
1. To stop; to cease; to hold from proceeding; as, forbear to repeat these reproachful words.
2. To pause; to delay; as, forbear a while.
3. To abstain; to omit; to hold one's self from motion or entering on an affair.
Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? 1 Kings 22:6.
4. To refuse; to decline.
Whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear Ezekiel 2:5.
5. To be patient; to restrain from action or violence. Proverbs 25:15.
FORBEAR, verb transitive
1. To avoid voluntarily; to decline.
FORBEAR his presence.
2. To abstain from; to omit; to avoid doing. Learn from the scriptures what you ought to do and what to forbear
Have we not power to forbear working? 1 Corinthians 9:6.
3. To spare; to treat with indulgence and patience.
FORBEARing one another in love. Ephesians 4:2.
4. To withhold.
FORBEAR thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not. 2 Chronicles 35:21.
1. The act of avoiding, shunning or omitting; either the cessation or intermission of an act commenced, or a withholding from beginning an act. Liberty is the power of doing or forbearing an action, according as the doing or forbearance has a preference in the mind. The forbearance of sin is followed with satisfaction of mind.
2. Command of temper; restraint of passions.
3. The exercise of patience; long suffering; indulgence towards those who injure us; lenity; delay of resentment or punishment.
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance and long suffering? Romans 2:4.
FORBEARER, noun One that intermits or intercepts.
FORBEARING, participle present tense
1. Ceasing; pausing; withholding from action; exercising patience and indulgence.
2. adjective Patient; long suffering.
FORBEARING, noun A ceasing or restraining from action; patience; long suffering.