100 Bible Verses about Patient

Romans 12:12 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 48 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 33 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 21 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 16 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;

Romans 8:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 14 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,

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ...

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!

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 10 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.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 10 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 5:7-8 ESV / 9 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 8 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 8 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 7 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 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 6 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; ...

Romans 15:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

James 5:7 ESV / 5 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 6:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 11:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 5 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 2:4 ESV / 5 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?

John 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 21:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 5 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.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:29-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ ...

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 5 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.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 5 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.

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 5 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.

Revelation 20:14-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 4 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.

James 5:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

James 3:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

James 1:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

James 1:3-4 ESV / 4 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.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 4 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.

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:11-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 4 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 / 4 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.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

John 7:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Joel 2:13 ESV / 4 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.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 4 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.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 4 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.

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 3 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,

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 3 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 5:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 3 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 3 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.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 3 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 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 3 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 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 3 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.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 5:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Lamentations 3:25-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Suggest a Verse

Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.