100 Bible Verses about Perseverance

James 1:12 ESV / 1,584 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 1,002 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 5:3-5 ESV / 863 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 611 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 583 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 534 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,

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 463 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 456 helpful votes

As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

2 Timothy 2:12 ESV / 420 helpful votes

If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 404 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 399 helpful votes

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 367 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 316 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Hebrews 12:1-15 ESV / 308 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, 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. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. ...

Romans 5:4 ESV / 301 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 297 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:12 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 293 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 5:11 ESV / 292 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 271 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, 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.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Romans 5:3 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 243 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 243 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 240 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 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 235 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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:2-3 ESV / 212 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. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.

Psalm 37:24 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

John 8:31 ESV / 197 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

Luke 21:19 ESV / 191 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 188 helpful votes

If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Acts 14:22 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

Job 17:9 ESV / 185 helpful votes

Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.

1 John 2:19 ESV / 184 helpful votes

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 184 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.

2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 178 helpful votes

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 177 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Mark 13:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

James 1:4 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

James 1:3 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 172 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 169 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 166 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Colossians 1:11-12 ESV / 166 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

1 Timothy 4:16 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

John 6:37 ESV / 159 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 155 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.

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 154 helpful votes

For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

John 10:28 ESV / 154 helpful votes

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 152 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 151 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 32:40 ESV / 144 helpful votes

I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

1 Peter 4:12 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 142 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 142 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 139 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 138 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, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 134 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 1:10 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 129 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, 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. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 124 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, ...

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 119 helpful votes

“So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 111 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:15 ESV / 105 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 100 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 6:39 ESV / 98 helpful votes

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 96 helpful votes

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 95 helpful votes

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV / 94 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 94 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.

John 15:4 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 93 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 John 2:27 ESV / 92 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 92 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 89 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 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. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

John 15:6 ESV / 86 helpful votes

If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 83 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,

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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