Philippians 4:5

Your forbearance (to epieike umwn). "Your gentleness," "your sweet reasonableness" (Matthew Arnold), "your moderation." Old adjective (epi, eiko) as in James 3:17 ; 1 Timothy 3:3 . Article and neuter singular here= h epieikeia ( Acts 24:4 ; 2 Corinthians 10:1 ) like to crhston in Romans 2:4 . The Lord is at hand (o kurio eggu). "The Apostle's watchword" (Lightfoot), as in 1 Corinthians 16:22 (Maran aqa, Aramaic equivalent, Our Lord cometh). Unless, indeed, eggu here means near in space instead of nigh in time.