Here are the 40 most uplifting Bible scriptures on patience.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Timothy 1:16
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.
2 Peter 3:9
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.
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
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.
So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
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.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By your endurance you will gain your lives.
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
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!
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.
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?
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.
And endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.