What Does the Bible Say About God Waiting? 11 Powerful Verses


Isaiah 30:18

ESVTherefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
KJVAnd 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.
NASBTherefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
NIVYet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
NLTSo 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.

Psalm 37:7

ESVBe 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!
KJVRest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
NASBRest 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.
NIVBe still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
NLTBe still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

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Psalm 37:34

ESVWait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
KJVWait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
NASBWait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
NIVHope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
NLTPut your hope in the LORD. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.

Isaiah 40:31

ESVbut 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.
KJVBut 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.
NASBYet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
NIVbut those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
NLTBut those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

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Psalm 40:1

ESVI waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
KJVTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
NASBFor the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
NIVFor the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
NLTI waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 27:14

ESVWait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
KJVWait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
NASBWait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
NIVWait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
NLTWait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

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Psalm 37:9

ESVFor the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.
KJVFor evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
NASBFor evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
NIVFor those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
NLTFor the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the LORD will possess the land.

Galatians 5:22

ESVBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
KJVBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
NASBBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
NIVBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
NLTBut the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Isaiah 8:17

ESVI will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
KJVAnd I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
NASBAnd I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
NIVI will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.
NLTI will wait for the LORD, who has turned away from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my hope in him.

Psalm 39:7

ESV“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
KJVAnd now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
NASB“And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.
NIV“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
NLTAnd so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.

Hebrews 6:15

ESVAnd thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
KJVAnd so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
NASBAnd so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
NIVAnd so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
NLTThen Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.

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