Bible Verses About Patience

Bible Verses About Patience
Bible Verses About Patience

Why do we need Bible verses about patience?

Have you ever felt that even after so much hard work and giving your best, success has eluded you?

Even in our day-to-day lives, we feel overwhelmed with our jobs, household chores and responsibilities.

At times like these when we should keep our chin up and keep moving forth, we lose our patience.

But we have something which can guide us through such trying times. Even when we are desperate, these patience Bible verses can uplift our mood and calm our minds.

Bible Verses About Patience

Here is a compilation of most effective and popular bible verses on patience and forbearance

Romans 5:2-4

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

“The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 5:22

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

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Colossians 1:11

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

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Romans 15:5

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

1 Timothy 1:16

But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

2 Timothy 2:24

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

2 Timothy 4:2

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14

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

2 Peter 3:8

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

Matthew 24:42

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

James 1:3

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

James 1:4

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

James 5:7

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

You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near.

2 Chronicles 15:7

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Hebrew 10:36

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

James 5:8

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Psalm 27:12

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

John 13:7

Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 14:29

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

Proverbs 15:18

“Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.”

Genesis 29:20

So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

1 Samuel 13:13-14

“You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.”

Romans 8:24-27

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

Hebrews 6:12

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

Hebrews 6:15

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

Hebrews 10:36

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

Hebrews 11:13-16

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 12:1

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.

Genesis 29:20

So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

Psalm 75:2

You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity.

Psalm 103:8

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

Habakkuk 2:3

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

Revelation 6:9-11

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.

Conclusion

There are many stories about patience in the Bible. My hope is that these scriptures will inspire you to remain faithful to your values and be patient when times get tough.

It is difficult to accept suffering, let alone refrain from getting upset or angry in the process. But that is what makes patience such a special trait.

Lack of patience in small matters can create havoc in great ones.—Unknown

Waiting for things to happen in your life, is one of the hardest. Trying to find a way through things, but the key to that is to be Patient. You will find your way through all…

He who knows patience knows peace.—Unknown

I hope you find the article helpful.

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