100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,895 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 2,035 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:25 ESV / 2,033 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 1,617 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 1,410 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 1,285 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,170 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 1,135 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 1,060 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 892 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 833 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 831 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:4 ESV / 805 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 783 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 760 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!

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 740 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 690 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.

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 650 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 647 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 617 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 616 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 593 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 580 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 574 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 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 551 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.

James 5:8 ESV / 543 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 532 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,

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 524 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 495 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 479 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:15 ESV / 472 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.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 470 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 454 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 454 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 448 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.

James 1:3 ESV / 443 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 442 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 440 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 436 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 386 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 375 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?

Joel 2:13 ESV / 355 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.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 341 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.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 338 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 333 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 323 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.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

James 5:10 ESV / 319 helpful votes

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 313 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,

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 313 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 293 helpful votes

I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.

James 5:11 ESV / 279 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 276 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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 271 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 271 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;

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:9 ESV / 261 helpful votes

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 252 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. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 251 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 251 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,

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 249 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 245 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 242 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 228 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.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 221 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 213 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.

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 209 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.

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 205 helpful votes

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 200 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 194 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 192 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 190 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; ...

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 180 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.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 179 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.

1 Timothy 1:12-17 ESV / 178 helpful votes

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 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. ...

Revelation 13:10 ESV / 177 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.

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 177 helpful votes

You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 174 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 169 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.

James 1:3-4 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 152 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.

Lamentations 3:26 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV / 148 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV / 140 helpful votes

But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 139 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.

James 5:9 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 137 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.

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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