100 Bible Verses about Waiting

Lamentations 3:25 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 183 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 / 182 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 / 147 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!

Psalm 130:5-6 ESV / 130 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.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 116 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.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 108 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 39:7 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:5 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:20 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 33:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 56 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.

Psalm 52:9 ESV / 54 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.

James 5:7 ESV / 51 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 130:5 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 50 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 40:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 64:4 ESV / 49 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.

Psalm 59:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 39 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 25:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 8:17 ESV / 37 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 37:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:1 ESV / 36 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.

Titus 2:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:23 ESV / 34 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.”

Luke 12:36 ESV / 33 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.

Psalm 145:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:8 ESV / 30 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.

Isaiah 25:9 ESV / 30 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.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 29 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 62:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:34 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 25:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Acts 1:4 ESV / 26 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 2:25 ESV / 26 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.

Genesis 49:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I wait for your salvation, O Lord.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 23 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.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 22 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.

James 5:7-8 ESV / 22 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.

Daniel 12:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 69:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 20 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 130:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 123:2 ESV / 20 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.

Psalm 59:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Mark 15:43 ESV / 19 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 / 19 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 145:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 17 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. ...

James 1:12 ESV / 16 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.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 16 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.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 15 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 5:11 ESV / 15 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.

Lamentations 3:25-26 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 60:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the coastlands shall hope for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the Lord your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has made you beautiful.

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 104:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 14 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 37:7-9 ESV / 14 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.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 ESV / 13 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 106:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:1-9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord, for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Awake, come to meet me, and see! You, Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel. Rouse yourself to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah ...

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 13 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.

Job 14:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

James 2:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 12 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,

1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 51:5 ESV / 11 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 33:20-22 ESV / 11 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 11:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 14:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 27:13-14 ESV / 10 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!

Ruth 3:1-18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. But when he lies down, observe the place where he lies. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down, and he will tell you what to do.” And she replied, “All that you say I will do.” ...

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 9 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 34:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 8:23 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 5:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

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