100 Bible Verses about Gods Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,787 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 2,770 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 2,616 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 37:7 ESV / 2,258 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!

Romans 8:25 ESV / 2,227 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 2,137 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 2,117 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 2,099 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 1,958 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 1,754 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.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 1,678 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 1,607 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?

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 1,584 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:13 ESV / 1,552 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.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 1,513 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 1,506 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 103:8 ESV / 1,503 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 1,494 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 1,434 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 1,432 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,409 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 1,392 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 1,390 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 1,385 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 1,374 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 1,357 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 1,342 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 1,314 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.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 1,300 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.

Romans 15:5 ESV / 1,260 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 1,241 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 1,199 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.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 1,145 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 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 1,125 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;

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 1,121 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 1,098 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 1,090 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.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 1,085 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 1,053 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 1,048 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 1,022 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 995 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

James 1:19 ESV / 989 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 982 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. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 982 helpful votes

The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

James 5:7-8 ESV / 971 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.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 970 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 950 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.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 938 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 931 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 925 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.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 905 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 Peter 3:9 ESV / 886 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Romans 8:2 ESV / 882 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 876 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 875 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Proverbs 10:1-28:28 ESV / 854 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. ...

Proverbs 14:1-29:27 ESV / 851 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. ...

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 835 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 829 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.

Romans 5:4 ESV / 822 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 37:2 ESV / 815 helpful votes

For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 779 helpful votes

Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

1 Peter 3:2 ESV / 776 helpful votes

When they see your respectful and pure conduct.

Exodus 14:2 ESV / 763 helpful votes

“Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea.

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 752 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 745 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV / 734 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. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 729 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:25 ESV / 705 helpful votes

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Revelation 3:11-12 ESV / 704 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 703 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.

Psalm 27:2 ESV / 703 helpful votes

When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 693 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Nehemiah 9:30-31 ESV / 691 helpful votes

Many years you bore with them and warned them by your Spirit through your prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore you gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Nevertheless, in your great mercies you did not make an end of them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 ESV / 688 helpful votes

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 686 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Hebrews 11:13-16 ESV / 686 helpful votes

These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Matthew 24:2 ESV / 679 helpful votes

But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 ESV / 668 helpful votes

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him. But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 666 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 655 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24-30 ESV / 654 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. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. ...

Psalm 30:2 ESV / 653 helpful votes

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 650 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 645 helpful votes

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.

Romans 15:3 ESV / 644 helpful votes

For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”

Revelation 6:9-11 ESV / 637 helpful votes

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

Luke 21:19 ESV / 625 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Psalm 103:2 ESV / 622 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

James 5:8 ESV / 608 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 604 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.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 603 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:23 ESV / 597 helpful votes

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 593 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:3 ESV / 510 helpful votes

Fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 385 helpful votes

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

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 377 helpful votes

If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 362 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.

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