100 Bible Verses about Hope

Romans 15:13 ESV / 14,070 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 13,387 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 10,650 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.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 10,034 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:12 ESV / 9,656 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:4 ESV / 7,209 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.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 7,123 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,

Colossians 1:27 ESV / 7,096 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.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 6,575 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 6,443 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 6,442 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.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 5,665 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 8:25 ESV / 5,515 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:18 ESV / 5,488 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 5,354 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.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 5,321 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 5,283 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 119:114 ESV / 5,089 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 5,025 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.”

Psalm 39:7 ESV / 4,933 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 4,819 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 4,692 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:24 ESV / 4,632 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 4,602 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 4,452 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 33:22 ESV / 4,376 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 4,368 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 4,196 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. Not only that, but 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.

Psalm 42:11 ESV / 4,084 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.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 3,938 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 3,926 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.

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 3,897 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:5 ESV / 3,735 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24 ESV / 3,591 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 3,469 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.

Ephesians 4:4 ESV / 3,437 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:14 ESV / 3,425 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:23 ESV / 3,420 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 3,388 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 33:18 ESV / 3,360 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 3,327 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.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 3,297 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 3,143 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.

Romans 5:2 ESV / 3,122 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.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 3,118 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.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 3,097 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Titus 3:7 ESV / 3,096 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 3,081 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:13 ESV / 2,972 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 2,942 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.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 2,933 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 2,896 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 9:18 ESV / 2,887 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 2,803 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 2,802 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 3:16 ESV / 2,781 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.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 2,674 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 2,643 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 8:18 ESV / 2,544 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 2,481 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:1-2 ESV / 2,474 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

Job 11:18 ESV / 2,416 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:1-2 ESV / 2,326 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 2,298 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 2,266 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 2,259 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 2,227 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV / 2,221 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 130:7 ESV / 2,179 helpful votes

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

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 2,116 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Psalm 62:5 ESV / 2,105 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV / 2,033 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

1 Peter 1:21 ESV / 1,911 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.

Galatians 6:8 ESV / 1,855 helpful votes

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Isaiah 43:1-2 ESV / 1,800 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV / 1,796 helpful votes

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

Psalm 146:5 ESV / 1,706 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 1,660 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:2 ESV / 1,652 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Micah 7:1-20 ESV / 1,651 helpful votes

Woe is me! For I have become as when the summer fruit has been gathered, as when the grapes have been gleaned: there is no cluster to eat, no first-ripe fig that my soul desires. The godly has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among mankind; they all lie in wait for blood, and each hunts the other with a net. Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together. The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand. Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; ...

Proverbs 10:1-28:28 ESV / 1,650 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. ...

Psalm 130:1-135:21 ESV / 1,648 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; ...

Psalm 121:7-8 ESV / 1,638 helpful votes

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 1,609 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Job 13:15 ESV / 1,488 helpful votes

Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.

Psalm 10:17 ESV / 1,468 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:18-19 ESV / 1,465 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 Timothy 1:1 ESV / 1,446 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 1,428 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.

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 1,397 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 1,378 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV / 1,373 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 1,348 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 1,331 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Psalm 119:81 ESV / 1,283 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:2 ESV / 1,282 helpful votes

Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!

Proverbs 13:2 ESV / 1,260 helpful votes

From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Psalm 43:5 ESV / 1,250 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 25:2 ESV / 1,245 helpful votes

O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Joel 3:16 ESV / 1,242 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.

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