100 Bible Verses about Patience

Romans 12:12 ESV / 7,236 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 5,928 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 / 5,589 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 4,933 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 3,838 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!

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 3,767 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 3,558 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 / 3,509 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.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 3,463 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 3,437 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2,906 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 / 2,886 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 2,789 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 2,756 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 14:29 ESV / 2,599 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 2,595 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 2,594 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 2,536 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 2,410 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 / 2,400 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 2,349 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 2,299 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 2,162 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 2,118 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 2,098 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 2,025 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 1,957 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.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 1,953 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.

Romans 5:4 ESV / 1,908 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 1,907 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 1,881 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:13 ESV / 1,879 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.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 1,858 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 1,840 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 1,785 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;

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 1,766 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.

James 5:8 ESV / 1,746 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 1,698 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.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 1,641 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 1,587 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV / 1,565 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 5:22-23 ESV / 1,556 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.

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 1,523 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 1,435 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 1,384 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 1,291 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 1,282 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?

Luke 8:15 ESV / 1,268 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 1,265 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.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 1,254 helpful votes

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

James 5:7 ESV / 1,224 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,162 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 1,151 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,

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 1,140 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 5:3 ESV / 1,114 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:19 ESV / 1,108 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 1,074 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 46:10 ESV / 1,033 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 1,011 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.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 991 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,

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 972 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 957 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 936 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 10:28 ESV / 934 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 919 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,

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 904 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 896 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 873 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 868 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 Peter 3:9 ESV / 857 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.

Proverbs 14:1-29:27 ESV / 853 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. ...

Proverbs 10:1-28:28 ESV / 849 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. ...

James 5:10 ESV / 814 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 810 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,

James 1:19-20 ESV / 800 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.

James 1:3 ESV / 798 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 780 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 / 753 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 699 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV / 692 helpful votes

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”

Lamentations 3:25-27 ESV / 679 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. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 670 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 668 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 / 660 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.

Psalm 37:2 ESV / 655 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 644 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:25-26 ESV / 615 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.

Revelation 2:3 ESV / 613 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 604 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.

Romans 15:4-5 ESV / 572 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,

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 568 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 550 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 heart of fools.

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 542 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:7 ESV / 541 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 536 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV / 532 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—

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 527 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 514 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; ...

James 1:2-4 ESV / 501 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.

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 498 helpful votes

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

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