100 Bible Verses about Impatience

James 5:7-8 ESV / 287 helpful votes

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 284 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 223 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 223 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.

Romans 5:3 ESV / 203 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 194 helpful votes

You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 170 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Romans 12:12 ESV / 168 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 161 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.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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!

James 1:2-4 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 151 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 Samuel 13:8-15 ESV / 144 helpful votes

He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him. Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering.” ...

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 134 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 111 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 111 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Romans 8:25 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 105 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 15:5 ESV / 103 helpful votes

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 99 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 97 helpful votes

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 93 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 87 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,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 85 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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;

Romans 2:4 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 84 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 79 helpful votes

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

James 1:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

James 1:3 ESV / 75 helpful votes

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 75 helpful votes

And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 74 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 73 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 69 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

James 1:19 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

James 1:3-4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Romans 8:2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 63 helpful votes

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

James 5:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes

You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 61 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.

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 61 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 61 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 59 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.’

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 58 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. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Romans 5:2 ESV / 58 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.

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

1 John 2:5-6 ESV / 57 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 57 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Romans 8:28-29 ESV / 56 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. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Revelation 6:9-11 ESV / 54 helpful votes

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

Hebrews 11:13-16 ESV / 54 helpful votes

These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—

Philippians 2:1-30 ESV / 54 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ...

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

James 5:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— ...

James 1:2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

Psalm 75:2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 47 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

James 5:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

John 3:16 ESV / 45 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.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Samuel 13:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 5:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 40 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

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