100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 3,143 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 2,252 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 2,209 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 1,748 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 / 1,542 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 / 1,496 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 1,294 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,291 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 / 1,155 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 1,071 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 / 1,007 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 938 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 930 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 922 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 912 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!

Romans 5:4 ESV / 901 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 805 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 764 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 761 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 750 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.

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 739 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.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 705 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 680 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 667 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 647 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 628 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 618 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 / 617 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 595 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 / 591 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,

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 582 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:15 ESV / 581 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.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 571 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.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 559 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 556 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 552 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 539 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 503 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 498 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 497 helpful votes

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

James 1:3 ESV / 486 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:13 ESV / 440 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.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 438 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 437 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?

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 432 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.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 411 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 394 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 386 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.

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 384 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 373 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,

James 5:10 ESV / 368 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 354 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 353 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;

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 349 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 342 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 333 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 325 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 322 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.

James 5:11 ESV / 321 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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 315 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 15:4-5 ESV / 315 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,

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 314 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.

Revelation 1:9 ESV / 311 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.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 303 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 300 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,

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 294 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 292 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.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 290 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 288 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.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 274 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 267 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.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 266 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 260 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 258 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.

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 255 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 254 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 244 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.

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 244 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.’

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 236 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.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 233 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.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 229 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 223 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 222 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 221 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.

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 209 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 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 207 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 12:2 ESV / 206 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 1:12-17 ESV / 196 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. ...

James 1:3-4 ESV / 179 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.

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV / 175 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;

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 172 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,

1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 164 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.

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 160 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 144 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.

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