Bible Verses about Patience

Bible Verses about Patience

We are stretched every day with more work, more world problems, more family struggles, and more anxieties. It's easy to quickly become impatient and let our emotions get the best of us. Instead of turning to your own abilities, turning to the power of God can help you have patience in any circumstance. The Bible teaches us not only the importance of patience but the reward of it!

Here are some of our favorite Bible verses about patience. There are many beautiful Scriptures that we can look to for encouragement and comfort when dealing with difficult times. We are called by the Word of God to have patience as we trust in God's plan. Learn the importance of perseverance and how we become less anxious by reading these relevant scripture quotes about patience.

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)

May these Bible verses calm and ease your heart and mind! Let's use this Prayer for Patience as we read God's Word: God, teach us what it means to have faith in silence. When we face trials that are beyond our understanding, help us to find peace. Help me be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. You set all things in accordance with your time. Remind us to wait patiently, and find peace in your plan. Amen. (by Dick Woodward)

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Psalm 37:7-9 NIV

7 Be still before the Lordand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

Read Psalm 37

Isaiah 40:31 NIV

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.

Read Isaiah 40

Galatians 5:22-24 NIV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Read Galatians 5

Ecclesiastes 7:9 NIV

9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Read Ecclesiastes 7

Romans 12:12-13 NIV

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Read Romans 12

1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Read 1 Corinthians 13

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 NIV

8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. 9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Read Ecclesiastes 7

Galatians 6:9 NIV

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.

Read Galatians 6

Romans 8:25 NIV

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

Read Romans 8

Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Read Jeremiah 29

Proverbs 15:18 NIV

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

Read Proverbs 15

James 1:19-20 NIV

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Read James 1

Romans 5:4-6 NIV

4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

Read Romans 5

2 Peter 3:9-10 NIV

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. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

Read 2 Peter 3

James 5 5:6-8 NIV

5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.

Read James 5 5

1 Timothy 1:16 NIV

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.

Read 1 Timothy 1

Hebrews 6:12 NIV

12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Read Hebrews 6

Colossians 1:11 NIV

11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

Read Colossians 1

Luke 8:15 NIV

15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

Read Luke 8

James 5:8 NIV

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

Read James 5