18 Bible Verses about

Divine Delays

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Psalm 40:17

Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

John 11:6

So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.

John 11:21

Martha then said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

1 Kings 11:12

"Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

1 Kings 21:29

"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."

2 Kings 13:23

But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

Isaiah 48:9

"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.

Luke 13:7

"And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?'

Luke 13:8

"And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;

Luke 13:9

and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'"

1 Peter 3:20

who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.

1 Peter 3:20

who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.

1 Kings 21:29

"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."

1 Kings 11:12

"Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

John 11:6

So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.

Psalm 40:17

Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.



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