100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,524 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 1,783 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 1,731 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 1,464 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 1,275 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 1,042 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,038 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 / 951 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 934 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 706 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 704 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 692 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 637 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 598 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 561 helpful votes

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 515 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!

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 510 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.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 500 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 482 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Romans 5:3 ESV / 473 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 471 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 454 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.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 444 helpful votes

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

James 5:8 ESV / 434 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 431 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 422 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 415 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.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 411 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,

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 403 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

James 1:3 ESV / 396 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 387 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 379 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 365 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 356 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 354 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Luke 21:19 ESV / 343 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 339 helpful votes

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 317 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 296 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.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 283 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 249 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 249 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?

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 244 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 235 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.

James 5:10 ESV / 234 helpful votes

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 228 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.

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 223 helpful votes

I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 221 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 217 helpful votes

And knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:7 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 207 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

Revelation 1:9 ESV / 206 helpful votes

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 206 helpful votes

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

Romans 15:4 ESV / 206 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 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 196 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 187 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:12-17 ESV / 175 helpful votes

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 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. ...

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 169 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 167 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 166 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;

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 165 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,

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 160 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 bosom of fools.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 156 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 154 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. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 153 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 152 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; ...

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 147 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 140 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.

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

James 5:9 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 137 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.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 134 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 132 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.

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 122 helpful votes

If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 122 helpful votes

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 115 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 115 helpful votes

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 110 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.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 107 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.

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV / 107 helpful votes

But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV / 106 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 106 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 106 helpful votes

The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 105 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.

1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 94 helpful votes

When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

James 4:7 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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