Want to know what does the bible say about patience? Here are 58 scriptures on patience from the old and new testament of the holy bible, King James Version (KJV).
Patience Bible Verses from
the Old Testament
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 brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention.
10. Exodus 14:14 KJV
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
11. Psalm 30:5 KJV
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
14. Exodus 34:6 KJV
And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty
16. Isaiah 30:18 KJV
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
18. Psalm 103:8 KJV
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
19. Joel 2:13 KJV
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
20. Psalm 46:10 KJV
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Patience Bible Verses from the New Testament
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
10. Luke 21:19 KJV
In your patience possess ye your souls.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
12. Romans 2:7 KJV
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
17. 1 Peter 4:8 KJV
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience.
Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.
21. Luke 8:15 KJV
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
22. Titus 2:2 KJV
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.
30. John 13:7 KJV
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.
34. James 1:2-4 KJV
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.