100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 934 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 604 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 575 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 / 526 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 452 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 409 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 355 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 293 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 207 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 179 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 176 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 139 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.

James 5:8 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 124 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 / 105 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

James 1:3 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 94 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.

James 5:7 ESV / 94 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 / 94 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:12-17 ESV / 66 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.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 58 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,

James 5:9 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 49 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV / 47 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.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 46 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.

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 36 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 34 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.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 33 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 / 33 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:

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 31 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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 26 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;

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 25 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.

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 25 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 / 25 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 23 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 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 22 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.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 22 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.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 20 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.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 17 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 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV / 17 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;

Revelation 1:9 ESV / 16 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.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 16 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.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Amos 3:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Psalm 37:10-11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Exodus 16:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?”

1 John 3:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

James 2:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 15 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.

Hebrews 6:10-12 ESV / 14 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.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Exodus 16:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 13 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,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 13 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.

Lamentations 3:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 13 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.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 13 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!

Revelation 12:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

James 5:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 12 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.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Ephesians 4:1 ESV / 12 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,

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Luke 18:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

Revelation 17:1-18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.”

Genesis 26:15-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

(Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.) And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” So Isaac departed from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them. But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water,

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 8 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.

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