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A refusal to wait for people or developments, frequently displaying a lack of faith.

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Examples of impatience

Abraham and Sarah who did not wait for God to give them the son he had promised; Esau’s impatience cost him his birthright; Moses

Israel:

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Saul made the offering without waiting for Samuel; Amnon with his half-sister, Tamar; Absalom with Joab; Joab with Absalom; Naaman; King Joram

Job:

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Elihu; the unforgiving debtor; The younger son could not wait for his inheritance; Peter; Paul; the Corinthian Christians at their communal meal; the martyrs waiting for the Lord to avenge their deaths

Warnings against impatience

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Haste leads to poverty:

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the need to exercise caution in disputes

Warnings against hasty speech:

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