100 Bible Verses about Hope

Romans 12:12 ESV / 1,321 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,155 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 / 1,150 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.

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 763 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.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 663 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.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 583 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.

Psalm 39:7 ESV / 501 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 477 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.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 404 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 382 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:23 ESV / 375 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24 ESV / 340 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 334 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:18 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 283 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 278 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 71:14 ESV / 274 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 269 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 268 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 71:5 ESV / 239 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 230 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,

Romans 15:4 ESV / 225 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.

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 221 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,

Psalm 43:5 ESV / 206 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.

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 206 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:24 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:22 ESV / 178 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Job 14:7-9 ESV / 158 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.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 149 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Zechariah 9:12 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 147 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 John 3:3 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:18 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:114 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:7 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:3-7 ESV / 131 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!

Acts 24:15 ESV / 130 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 23:1-6 ESV / 128 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. ...

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 119 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 118 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.

Psalm 146:5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:13 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 110 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.

1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 105 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.

Colossians 1:27 ESV / 104 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.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 104 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.

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 102 helpful votes

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 100 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,

Psalm 119:81 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 99 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 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.

Ephesians 4:4 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 98 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 10:23 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Joel 3:16 ESV / 95 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 38:15 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 94 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. ...

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:18-19 ESV / 91 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,

Titus 1:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:74 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:116 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 88 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.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 86 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

John 3:16 ESV / 84 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 4:18 ESV / 80 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.”

1 John 4:18 ESV / 79 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.

Lamentations 3:21 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 76 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 75 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.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV / 73 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.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 72 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.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 72 helpful votes

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Colossians 1:5 ESV / 71 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,

John 14:1 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:12 ESV / 67 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.

Job 11:18 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

1 Timothy 1:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Acts 23:6 ESV / 64 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 130:5 ESV / 64 helpful votes

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

Titus 1:1-2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Psalm 10:17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Isaiah 42:4 ESV / 58 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.

Job 8:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:21 ESV / 56 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.

Mark 5:36 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:17 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 53 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.

Psalm 78:7 ESV / 53 helpful votes

So that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

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