100 Bible Verses about Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,838 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.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 1,806 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 1,801 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.

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 1,052 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 1,009 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.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 886 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 810 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Psalm 39:7 ESV / 802 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:4 ESV / 693 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 666 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 644 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Romans 8:25 ESV / 629 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 602 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 565 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.

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 498 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Proverbs 23:18 ESV / 478 helpful votes

Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Mark 9:23 ESV / 474 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 461 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:24 ESV / 459 helpful votes

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 449 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

Psalm 71:5 ESV / 446 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

Psalm 71:14 ESV / 430 helpful votes

But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 415 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,

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 384 helpful votes

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Psalm 33:22 ESV / 383 helpful votes

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Lamentations 3:24 ESV / 375 helpful votes

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Psalm 43:5 ESV / 358 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 357 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 344 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 342 helpful votes

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 328 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 324 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:114 ESV / 318 helpful votes

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Titus 2:13 ESV / 312 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 9:12 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Psalm 146:5 ESV / 306 helpful votes

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,

Colossians 1:27 ESV / 301 helpful votes

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 299 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Psalm 9:18 ESV / 299 helpful votes

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 290 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 284 helpful votes

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 283 helpful votes

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Ephesians 4:4 ESV / 282 helpful votes

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

Acts 24:15 ESV / 281 helpful votes

Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 276 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 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 275 helpful votes

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Titus 3:7 ESV / 271 helpful votes

So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 269 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV / 266 helpful votes

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 259 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.

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Titus 1:1-2 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Romans 5:5 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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 130:5 ESV / 251 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:7 ESV / 247 helpful votes

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 246 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Psalm 119:81 ESV / 241 helpful votes

My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 240 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Joel 3:16 ESV / 238 helpful votes

The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.

Psalm 119:74 ESV / 231 helpful votes

Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 227 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 217 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.

Psalm 10:17 ESV / 215 helpful votes

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 213 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 212 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.

Hebrews 6:18-19 ESV / 206 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 203 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 195 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Job 11:18 ESV / 194 helpful votes

And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 192 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Galatians 5:5 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:116 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

Acts 23:6 ESV / 186 helpful votes

Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.”

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 175 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

Psalm 38:15 ESV / 175 helpful votes

But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.

Job 13:15 ESV / 174 helpful votes

Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:18 ESV / 170 helpful votes

In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

Lamentations 3:21 ESV / 170 helpful votes

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

Colossians 1:5 ESV / 169 helpful votes

Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 169 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 42:11 ESV / 169 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Ephesians 2:12 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Job 14:7-9 ESV / 164 helpful votes

“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put out branches like a young plant.

1 Timothy 1:1 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

Acts 26:6 ESV / 161 helpful votes

And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,

Romans 5:2 ESV / 153 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.

Psalm 78:7 ESV / 153 helpful votes

So that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

Job 5:16 ESV / 140 helpful votes

So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Romans 5:4 ESV / 139 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 37:3-7 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 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. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 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!

1 Peter 1:21 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 136 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. ...

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 135 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 5:3-5 ESV / 135 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.

Romans 5:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Job 8:13 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.

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