Bible Verses About Patience

New Testament

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:1-3‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:10-11‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:9-12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:11-12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12-13‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Old Testament

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:7‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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