Bible Verses about Perseverance

What does the Bible say about perseverance? - Encouraging Scriptures

Perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. The Bible tells us that Christians will face trials and tribulations on earth for believing in God by the wicked forces of evil. Scripture warns us of these trials and gives encouragement to persevere through the hardships of this world. "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12)

Let us seek the Lord continually, rejoicing in Him! Pray for strength and for God to help you persevere through whatever you may face. May these Bible verses about perseverance encourage and empower your spirit.

(Image above is a painting of Job from the Bible whose story of devotion is an inspiration of perseverance through sorrow)

James 1:12 NIV

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

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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.

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Romans 5:3-5 NIV

3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 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.

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Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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James 1:2-4 NIV

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV

11 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

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2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV

13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

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Hebrews 10:36 NIV

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

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Ephesians 6:18 NIV

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.

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2 Timothy 2:12 NIV

12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;

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Philippians 1:6 NIV

6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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Matthew 24:13 NIV

13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

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Romans 12:12 NIV

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

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James 5:11 NIV

11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

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2 Thessalonians 3:5 NIV

5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.

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Revelation 3:10-11 NIV

10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

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Romans 2:7 NIV

7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.

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John 15:7 NIV

7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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Matthew 10:22 NIV

22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

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Revelation 2:10 NIV

10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor's crown.

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