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    Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

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    2 Peter 3:9

    The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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    #2

    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    It should be 'toward us'.

    The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (King James version)
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Jul-2012 at 10:13.

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    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    "but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
    I'd be very interested to learn where the version above comes from, NewHopeR.

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    #5

    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    Sounds to me like a cross between Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce.

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    #6

    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    It's from the King James Bible.

    Link.

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    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    Oops! I checked several online versions before I submitted post #3. Since reading Rover's post, I have checked in my 1952 onion-skin CUP Bible and my (1945?) Lutterworth Press New Testament, and both give 'to us-ward'.

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    #8

    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    It's a wonder any teachers have room in their houses/offices for anything other than books. Not only have I amassed a variety of grammar books, several dictionaries, myriad printouts of useful stuff from the internet and dozens of little notebooks, I now find I'm expected to have a copy of the Bible to hand at all times!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does "to us-ward" mean "toward us"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I now find I'm expected to have a copy of the Bible to hand at all times!
    I haven't been without a King James since I first became interested in English. However, until this latest slip, I have tended to use online versions for the last six or seven years. I have now moved my book version back to a convenient shelf.

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