Bible Verses about Patience

For those of us looking to practice the virtues of following God, Bible verses about patience are valuable reading material to inspire our soul.

They let us know the true value of patience and its primary source. But what if we’re an impatient person, can God help us?

Can all of us change and be patient?

By examining all the passages we have gathered from the biblical text, you will find the answers to these questions. These Scriptures on patience are also great for use in a sermon or for sending a personal thank you message to a friend for being patient with you.

20 Bible Verses about Patience



“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” [English Standard Version, Colossians 3:12]


“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” [Galatians 5:22]


“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” [Luke 8:15]


“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” [Ecclesiastes 7:8]


“with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,” [Ephesians 4:2]


“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” [Romans 12:12]


“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant” [1 Corinthians 13:4]


“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,” [Colossians 1:11]


“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.” [1 Thessalonians 5:14]


“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.” [James 5:7-8]


“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!” [Psalms 37:7]


“What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,” [Romans 9:22]


“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience” [Romans 8:25]


“preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” [2 Timothy 4:2]


“With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.” [Proverbs 25:15]


“so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” [Hebrews 6:12]


“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?” [Romans 2:4]


“because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.” [1 Peter 3:20]


“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.” [1 Timothy 1:16]


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

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What Does the Bible teach us about Patience?

These Bible verses about patience tell us that God is patient, providing us with examples such as the waiting of God in the days of Noah and his delay in ending the world (patience in giving people an extended opportunity to repent and be saved).

Patience is one of the traits of love and it is also a fruit of the Holy Spirit. In addition, these scriptures about patience tell us we are supposed to teach in patience and be patient with everyone around us.

We are to live a Christian life of patience and bear fruit in patience, patiently waiting for the promises of eternal life.

I sometimes have difficulty being patient (especially when driving), and have found that the closer I draw to God the more I seem to find that patience that is so necessary in the life of a Christian.

It is also by allowing the Holy Spirit to work through our inner being that we can begin to display more patience.

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