100 Bible Verses about Waiting

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:25 ESV / 396 helpful votes

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 380 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.

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 341 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.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 308 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!

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 273 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.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 267 helpful votes

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:5 ESV / 231 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Psalm 39:7 ESV / 210 helpful votes

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

Psalm 33:20 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:5-6 ESV / 177 helpful votes

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

James 5:7 ESV / 152 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.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Isaiah 33:2 ESV / 144 helpful votes

O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 64:4 ESV / 130 helpful votes

From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.

Isaiah 8:17 ESV / 122 helpful votes

I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

Psalm 52:9 ESV / 118 helpful votes

I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 112 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. ...

Psalm 37:34 ESV / 110 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:9 ESV / 109 helpful votes

For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:13 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Psalm 59:9 ESV / 102 helpful votes

O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 99 helpful votes

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

1 Corinthians 1:7 ESV / 97 helpful votes

So that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 25:3 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Psalm 62:1 ESV / 89 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

James 1:12 ESV / 86 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.

Isaiah 25:9 ESV / 86 helpful votes

It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Psalm 25:21 ESV / 86 helpful votes

May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.

Zephaniah 3:8 ESV / 83 helpful votes

“Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.

Genesis 49:18 ESV / 83 helpful votes

I wait for your salvation, O Lord.

Isaiah 49:23 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.”

Acts 1:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me;

Luke 12:36 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.

Luke 2:25 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 73 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 145:15 ESV / 73 helpful votes

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

James 5:11 ESV / 70 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.

James 5:7-8 ESV / 69 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 64 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.

Psalm 62:2 ESV / 63 helpful votes

He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 63 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.

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:20 ESV / 59 helpful votes

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:23 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 106:13 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 53 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.

Psalm 69:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Mark 15:43 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Jeremiah 14:22 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.

Psalm 123:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 47 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 27:13-14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 45 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 5:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Isaiah 26:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Isaiah 51:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.

Psalm 130:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 38 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. ...

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Psalm 104:27 ESV / 35 helpful votes

These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.

Lamentations 3:25-26 ESV / 34 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.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 33 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 5:3-4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 32 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 33:20-22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

1 Thessalonians 1:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Hebrews 9:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Daniel 12:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days.

Psalm 59:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

Psalm 37:4-5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

1 Corinthians 11:33 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—

John 3:16-17 ESV / 18 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.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

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