100 Bible Verses about Impatience

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 956 helpful votes

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

James 5:7-8 ESV / 919 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.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 869 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!

Romans 12:12 ESV / 857 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 828 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 819 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 805 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 797 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 783 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 768 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 741 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 714 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 689 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 687 helpful votes

You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Romans 8:25 ESV / 681 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 640 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 614 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 603 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,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 591 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 577 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 557 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 555 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 529 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 524 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 515 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 511 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.

Romans 15:5 ESV / 509 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 507 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 506 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.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 494 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 481 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 470 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 461 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:7 ESV / 460 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 459 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 457 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 455 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.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 446 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 430 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 423 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 423 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 414 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 13:8-15 ESV / 412 helpful votes

He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him. Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering.” ...

Romans 5:2-4 ESV / 404 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,

Romans 2:4 ESV / 377 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?

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 375 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 370 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;

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 367 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 8:2 ESV / 363 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Psalm 27:2 ESV / 363 helpful votes

When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 361 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 360 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 347 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 339 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 333 helpful votes

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

James 1:4 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

James 1:3 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 325 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:2 ESV / 322 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.

James 1:3-4 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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.

James 5:8 ESV / 318 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 314 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 312 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,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 311 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 309 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.

Romans 8:24-25 ESV / 309 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.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 309 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 308 helpful votes

A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 304 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Romans 8:28-29 ESV / 300 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 298 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 295 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.

Luke 21:19 ESV / 293 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 278 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 278 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.

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 272 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 272 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.

James 1:2 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

1 John 2:5-6 ESV / 251 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV / 249 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—

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 247 helpful votes

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 235 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Revelation 6:9-11 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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. 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?” 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.

Hebrews 11:13-16 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:1-30 ESV / 228 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ...

John 3:16 ESV / 225 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 75:2 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 ESV / 223 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 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— ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 223 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 222 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 221 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

James 5:6 ESV / 219 helpful votes

You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

1 Samuel 13:8 ESV / 219 helpful votes

He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Peter 2:20 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 194 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

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