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Another way to punctuate this is love followed by a colon (love:

joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and


self-control). It is thus possible to read the eight characteristics
following love as defining love.

steadfast love

spiritual formation

Kindness
Grace, mercy and steadfast love
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(emet)

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Grace, mercy and righteous


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2:4 Rom. 2:4 Rom. 2:4 Or do you have



contempt for the wealth
of his kindness,

3:12 ,
forbearance, and
patience, and yet do not
know11 that Gods
]
; kindness leads you to
11:22 repentance?
Rom. 3:12

Rom. 3:12 All have
turned away,

together they have
, become worthless;
13:4 [
there is no one

] . who shows kindness, not

Rom. 11:22 even one.15


6:6
Rom. 11:22Notice

therefore the kindness


, and harshness of God
5:22 ,

harshness toward those


, who have fallen, but15

. Gods kindness toward


2:7 you, provided you
2Cor. 6:6 , continue in his
,
kindness;16 otherwise
, you also will be cut off.
,
4:32 ,
, by purity, by
2Cor. 6:6
knowledge, by patience,

Gal. 5:22 by benevolence, by the


Holy Spirit,10 by
3:12 ,
genuine11 love,


, Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of
the Spirit41 is love,42 joy,
Eph. 2:7 peace, patience,
3:4
kindness, goodness,

faithfulness,43


Eph. 2:7to demonstrate in
. the coming ages17 the
surpassing wealth of his
[Eph. 4:32 [] grace in kindness
,
,
toward18 us in Christ
, Jesus.

[Eph. 4:32 Instead,35 be
.]
kind to one another,
Col. 3:12
compassionate, forgiving
,

one another, just as God
, in Christ also forgave
you.36]

Col. 3:12 Therefore, as


the elect of God, holy
,
and dearly loved, clothe
Titus 3:4 yourselves with a heart
of mercy,9 kindness,
humility, gentleness, and
patience,
,
Titus 3:4 3
But when the
kindness of God our
Savior and his love for
mankind appeared,