Romans 2:4

Or despiseth thou? (h katapronei?). Another alternative, that of scorn of God's kindness (crhstothto, 2 Corinthians 6:6 ) and forbearance (anoch, old word, holding back from anecw, only here in N.T.) and longsuffering (makroqumia, late word for which see 2 Corinthians 6:4 2 Corinthians 6:6 ). Katapronew is old verb to think down on (kata, pronew) as in Matthew 6:24 ; 1 Corinthians 11:22 . This upstart Jew actually thinks down on God. And then "the riches" (tou ploutou) of all that comes from God. Leadeth thee to repentance (ei metanoian se agei). The very kindness (to crhston, the kindly quality) of God is trying to lead (conative present agei) thee to a right-about face, a change of mind and attitude (metanoian) instead of a complacent self-satisfaction and pride of race and privilege.