100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,450 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 1,728 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 1,654 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 / 1,425 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 / 1,228 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 / 1,007 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 980 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 926 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 888 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 671 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 1:19 ESV / 669 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 648 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 / 602 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 563 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 / 540 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 477 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.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 458 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!

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 456 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 451 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 449 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 439 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 435 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 / 416 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 / 409 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 395 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 / 389 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 388 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 384 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 1:3 ESV / 382 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 375 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 1:4 ESV / 373 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 348 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 / 341 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 / 337 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 331 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 / 314 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 313 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 / 301 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 263 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 / 248 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 / 231 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 230 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?

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 221 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 5:10 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 215 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 2:3 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:13 ESV / 206 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 / 199 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 198 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 198 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 198 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.

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 196 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 / 194 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 / 191 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 / 191 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 2:7 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 179 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.

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. ...

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 166 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 / 152 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 152 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 152 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,

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 151 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 13:1-13 ESV / 149 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; ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 144 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;

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 143 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 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.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 137 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,

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 130 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 / 128 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.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 121 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 / 120 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 120 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 117 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.

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 113 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.’

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 107 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,

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 106 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.

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.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 101 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.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 100 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.

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 100 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 6:4-6 ESV / 99 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 5:3 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 96 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.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 95 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.

James 4:7 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 86 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.

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