In their letters, the apostles expand the concept of perseverance beyond faith to include the life and character as God's people.
They exhort Believers to persevere in doing God's work.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly
love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in
hope, persevering (hypomenō) in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly;
it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but
rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures (hypomenō) all things.
(1 Cor 13:4-7)
But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured (hypomenō) a great conflict of
sufferings, partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those
who were so treated. For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you
have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and
the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the
author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured (hypomenō) the cross, despising the shame, and has sat
down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured (hypomenō) such hostility by sinners against
Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving
against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline
of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by Him; For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE
RECEIVES." It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not
discipline? (Heb 12:1-7)
Blessed is a man who perseveres (hypomenō) under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the
crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12)
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil,
being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord
is near. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right
at the door. As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We count those
blessed who endured (hypomenō). You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that
the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. (James 5:7-11)
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to
those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when
suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure (hypomenō) it with patience?
But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure (hypomenō) it, this finds favor with God.
(1 Pet 2:18-20)