100 Bible Verses about Hope

Romans 12:12 ESV / 597 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 413 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 402 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 319 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 278 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 238 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 39:7 ESV / 175 helpful votes

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

Mark 9:23 ESV / 156 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 130 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Romans 8:24 ESV / 123 helpful votes

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Proverbs 23:18 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 108 helpful votes

The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 104 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

Romans 8:25 ESV / 101 helpful votes

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Psalm 71:14 ESV / 90 helpful votes

But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Psalm 43:5 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Job 14:7-9 ESV / 62 helpful votes

“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put out branches like a young plant.

Psalm 71:5 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 56 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Lamentations 3:24 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Romans 5:4 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Psalm 130:7 ESV / 43 helpful votes

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

Psalm 9:18 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Zechariah 9:12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Psalm 38:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 14:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

1 John 4:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Acts 24:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

Psalm 119:81 ESV / 31 helpful votes

My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

Psalm 33:22 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Mark 5:36 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Psalm 37:3-7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 28 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

Psalm 119:116 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Titus 2:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

John 14:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Titus 3:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Lamentations 3:21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

Psalm 119:49 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Hebrews 6:18-19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Romans 4:18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

Psalm 119:114 ESV / 20 helpful votes

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

Jeremiah 17:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Be not a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

Psalm 146:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,

1 Timothy 4:9-10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Job 8:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.

1 Peter 1:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Isaiah 42:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.

Psalm 27:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Colossians 1:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Acts 24:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Psalm 32:1-11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

2 Thessalonians 2:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,

Ephesians 2:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Acts 4:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Psalm 119:74 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Colossians 1:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Philippians 1:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Proverbs 14:32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.

Acts 23:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.”

Psalm 119:166 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I hope for your salvation, O Lord, and I do your commandments.

1 Timothy 1:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

Joel 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.

Psalm 78:5-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

Psalm 22:1-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

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