100 Bible Verses about Perseverance

James 1:12 ESV / 975 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.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 684 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 588 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 238 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.

2 Timothy 2:12 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1-15 ESV / 204 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. ...

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 167 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.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 150 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,

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 135 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.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 95 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.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 78 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,

Mark 13:13 ESV / 74 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.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 72 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. ...

James 5:11 ESV / 71 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.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 66 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.

2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 64 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 5:1-21 ESV / 60 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. ...

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:11 ESV / 55 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.

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 53 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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:24 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 49 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 15:13 ESV / 49 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.

Acts 14:22 ESV / 49 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.

John 8:31 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

John 6:37 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Job 17:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

John 10:28 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:19 ESV / 40 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.

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 39 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.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 38 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.

1 Peter 4:12 ESV / 37 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 15:58 ESV / 37 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.

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 36 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.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 35 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.

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 ESV / 34 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.

Jeremiah 32:40 ESV / 34 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.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 32 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 32 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; ...

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

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 5:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

John 15:4 ESV / 31 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.

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 30 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 1:10 ESV / 30 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 30 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.

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 29 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.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

John 10:29 ESV / 28 helpful votes

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

Luke 21:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Revelation 2:2-3 ESV / 27 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.

James 4:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Revelation 3:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 26 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.

1 Corinthians 15:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 73:24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

John 14:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 24 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.

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:16 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Luke 22:32 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Hebrews 13:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

John 14:1-31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Revelation 22:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

Revelation 16:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

James 1:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

James 1:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Revelation 2:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

James 2:1-26 ESV / 20 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

Hebrews 3:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 20 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.

Revelation 21:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

2 Peter 3:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

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