Topical: Patience


Colossians 3:12-14 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

Colossians 1:10-11 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

So that you 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.

Ephesians 4:1-2 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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.

Ephesians 4:32 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Romans 12:12 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer.

Romans 15:4-5 (NIV) | READ ONLINE

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God Who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

Romans 5:3-5 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who was given to us.

Romans 2:4 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 8:24-25 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Proverbs 15:1 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

James 5:8-9 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

Ephesians 6:18 (ESV) | READ ONLINE

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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 6:9 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Hebrews 6:11-12 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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 6:13-15 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 12:1-2a (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, …

James 5:11 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

James 5:16 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

I Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) | READ ONLINE

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

I Peter 1:7 (NIV) | READ ONLINE

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith— of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

I Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) | READ ONLINE

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

II Corinthians 1:6 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

For if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer.

II Corinthians 6:4a,6 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

But in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,…in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love.


The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

II Timothy 2:2-3 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

The things which you have heard from me (Paul) in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

II Timothy 3:10-12 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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! Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Psalm 40:1-2 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Psalm 37:7-8, 16 (NASB) | READ ONLINE

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. Cease from anger and forsake wrath; do not fret; it only leads to evildoing. Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.

The above verses are part of a set of topical verses intended to help keep the Word of God in front of us as we work to find our way through the valley. If you prefer a paper version, use the following link to download, print and cut out the verses.

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