What Does the Bible Say About Patience? (32 Verses)

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  1. Ephesians 4:2 - "with all humility and gentleness, with..."
  2. Romans 5:2-4 - "Through him we have also obtained..."
  3. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  4. Romans 12:12 - "Rejoice in hope, be patient in..."
  5. Colossians 3:12 - "Put on then, as God's chosen..."
  6. 2 Peter 3:9 - "The Lord is not slow to..."
  7. Galatians 6:9 - "And let us not grow weary..."
  8. Romans 15:5 - "May the God of endurance and..."
  9. 2 Peter 3:8 - "But do not overlook this one..."
  10. Romans 8:25 - "But if we hope for what..."
  11. 1 Timothy 1:16 - "But I received mercy for this..."
  12. 2 Chronicles 15:7 - "But you, take courage! Do not..."
  13. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I..."
  14. James 5:8 - "You also, be patient. Establish your..."
  15. Isaiah 40:31 - "but they who wait for the..."
  16. Galatians 6:9 - "And let us not grow weary..."
  17. Matthew 24:42 - "Therefore, stay awake, for you do..."
  18. Lamentations 3:25-26 - "The LORD is good to those..."
  19. Hebrew 10:36 - "For you have need of endurance,..."
  20. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all..."
  21. James 5:8 - "You also, be patient. Establish your..."
  22. John 13:7 - "Jesus answered him, "What I am..."
  23. Psalm 40:1 - "I waited patiently for the LORD;..."
  24. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 - "Therefore we ourselves boast about you..."
  25. Hebrews 11:13-16 - "These all died in faith, not..."
  26. 1 Samuel 13:13-14 - "And Samuel said to Saul, "You..."
  27. Romans 8:24-27 - "For in this hope we were..."
  28. Genesis 29:20 - "So Jacob served seven years for..."
  29. Psalm 75:2 - ""At the set time that I..."
  30. Genesis 29:20 - "So Jacob served seven years for..."
  31. Habakkuk 2:3 - "For still the vision awaits its..."
  32. Revelation 6:9-11 - "When he opened the fifth seal,..."

1. Ephesians 4:2

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

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2. Romans 5:2-4

2 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. 3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

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3. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

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4. Romans 12:12

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

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5. Colossians 3:12

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

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6. 2 Peter 3:9

9 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.

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7. Galatians 6:9

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

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8. Romans 15:5

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

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9. 2 Peter 3:8

8 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.

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10. Romans 8:25

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

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11. 1 Timothy 1:16

16 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.

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12. 2 Chronicles 15:7

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

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13. Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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14. James 5:8

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

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15. Isaiah 40:31

31 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.

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16. Galatians 6:9

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

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17. Matthew 24:42

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

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18. Lamentations 3:25-26

25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

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19. Hebrew 10:36

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

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20. Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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21. James 5:8

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

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22. John 13:7

7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand."

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23. Psalm 40:1

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

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24. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

4 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. 5 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--

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25. Hebrews 11:13-16

13 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. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 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.

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26. 1 Samuel 13:13-14

13 And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the LORD your God, with which he commanded you. For then the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."

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27. Romans 8:24-27

24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 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. 27 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.

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28. Genesis 29:20

20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

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29. Psalm 75:2

2 "At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.

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30. Genesis 29:20

20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

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31. Habakkuk 2:3

3 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.

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32. Revelation 6:9-11

9 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. 10 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?" 11 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.

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Table of Contents

  1. Hebrew 10:36
  2. Psalm 40:1
  3. Psalm 75:2
  4. Genesis 29:20
  5. Genesis 29:20
  6. 1 Samuel 13:13-14
  7. 2 Chronicles 15:7
  8. Proverbs 3:5-6
  9. Isaiah 40:31
  10. Jeremiah 29:11
  11. Lamentations 3:25-26
  12. Habakkuk 2:3
  13. Matthew 24:42
  14. John 13:7
  15. Romans 5:2-4
  16. Romans 8:25
  17. Romans 8:24-27
  18. Romans 12:12
  19. Romans 15:5
  20. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
  21. Galatians 6:9
  22. Galatians 6:9
  23. Ephesians 4:2
  24. Colossians 3:12
  25. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5
  26. 1 Timothy 1:16
  27. Hebrews 11:13-16
  28. James 5:8
  29. James 5:8
  30. 2 Peter 3:8
  31. 2 Peter 3:9
  32. Revelation 6:9-11

Hebrew 10:36

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

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Psalm 40:1

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

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Psalm 75:2

2 "At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.

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Genesis 29:20

20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

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Genesis 29:20

20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

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1 Samuel 13:13-14

13 And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the LORD your God, with which he commanded you. For then the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."

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2 Chronicles 15:7

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

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Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Isaiah 40:31

31 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.

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Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Lamentations 3:25-26

25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

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Habakkuk 2:3

3 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.

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Matthew 24:42

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

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John 13:7

7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand."

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Romans 5:2-4

2 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. 3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

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Romans 8:25

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

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Romans 8:24-27

24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 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. 27 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.

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Romans 12:12

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

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Romans 15:5

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

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

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Galatians 6:9

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

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Galatians 6:9

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

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Ephesians 4:2

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

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Colossians 3:12

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

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2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

4 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. 5 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--

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1 Timothy 1:16

16 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.

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Hebrews 11:13-16

13 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. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 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.

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James 5:8

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

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James 5:8

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

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2 Peter 3:8

8 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.

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2 Peter 3:9

9 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.

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Revelation 6:9-11

9 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. 10 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?" 11 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.

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