100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,082 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 1,451 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 1,369 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 / 1,249 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 / 1,075 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 902 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 / 798 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 720 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 693 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 532 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 490 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 454 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.

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 446 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 412 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 381 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 304 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.

James 5:8 ESV / 303 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 299 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.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 288 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 / 273 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 262 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 258 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 257 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 255 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 216 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 210 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 195 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 12:1 ESV / 193 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 15:5 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 184 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!

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:12-17 ESV / 171 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. ...

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 165 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 164 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.

James 5:7-8 ESV / 139 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.

James 5:9 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:7 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV / 100 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.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 98 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 130:5 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 94 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.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 91 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.

Revelation 1:9 ESV / 90 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.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 90 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.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 85 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 Peter 1:6 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 84 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; ...

James 5:10 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 81 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 72 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.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 71 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,

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 70 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.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 69 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.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 67 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: ...

Joel 2:13 ESV / 66 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 2:2 ESV / 65 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 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 62 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 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 57 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,

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 53 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,

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 52 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 49 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.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 45 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.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 44 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.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV / 41 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;

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 40 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 37 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.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 37 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.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

Hebrews 6:10-12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 32 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 John 1:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 31 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,

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 31 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.

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